Ryanair says Spanish pilot union blocking salary rise

Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary on Tuesday accused Spain's main pilots' union of blocking an agreement on pay rises as the low-cost airline negotiates to recognise unions in Spain and elsewhere.Traditionally against union representation for staff, the carrier only recently changed its stance after it was forced to cancel thousands of flights, mainly because of botched holiday scheduling for pilots that led them to ask for better working conditions.In January, for the first time, it recognised a British pilots' union.O'Leary said Spain, which provides Ryanair with 27 percent of its traffic,...

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By: France 24 - Tuesday, 13 February

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