TRADE union IMPACT last night suspended a planned one day strike of Ryanair pilots which was due to take place on Wednesday, December 20 after company management agreed to recognise the union as the representative of Irish-based pilots.
The union has agreed to meet management on Tuesday evening, but says it is available to meet sooner.
The union acknowledged the ‘principled determination of Ryanair pilots’, which it said had made this breakthrough possible, and said it looked forward to ‘establishing a positive relationship with Ryanair company management’.
IMPACT added that it hoped the suspension of industrial action would remove any uncertainty for passengers intending to travel on Wednesday.
IMPACT said the union would make no further comment until after the meeting with Ryanair on Tuesday.