To improve pay and working conditions for cabin crew located in Spain, low-cost airline Ryanair and the Federación de Servicios a la Ciudadana (Federation of Citizen Services) of the Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) have signed a new deal.
The largest and most well-represented union in Spain is the Federation of Citizen Services of the CCOO.
The following was part of the deal, according to a statement released by the union:
- Significant salary increase, including junior cabin crew.
- Regular annual salary increase for three years until April 2025.
- More guaranteed fixed salary, instead of variable salary.
- New salary structure with salary progression based on years of service.
- A fixed schedule of five working days followed by three days off.
The union claimed that the new timetable, which consists of five days of work followed by three days off, is the “best schedule for cabin crew in European aviation.”
“We are pleased to announce this new collective agreement for our Spanish cabin crew with CCCO, the largest and most representative union in the country,” Ryanair people director Darrell Hughes said in a statement.
Hughes added: “We are very proud of the hard work and exceptional service that our cabin crew provides every day in Spain and we are pleased to be able to work with CCOO to achieve these significant improvements in cabin crew wages and conditions that will provide stability and continuous improvement over the next 3 years.”