European pilot representatives have accused Ryanair of using the threat of base closures as a “weapon” to force pilots and cabin crew into signing collective labor agreements (CLAs). The European Cockpit Association (ECA) accused Ryanair in a Jan. 16 statement of “using threats as a bargaining tool,” and said pilot unions in several countries had suspended negotiations with the Irish carrier in protest. Pointing to recent negotiations between Ryanair and its Spanish ...

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