Things could get far worse before they get any better
The head of the organisation for European pilots thinks things at Ryanair could get far worse before they get better. He believes there are some conciliatory voices among management, but potential for strikes to spread across what was once an almost seamless operation.
"If Ryanair does not show any willingness for real genuine social dialogue, I'm sure the unity the pilots have built within the last six months at the transnational company will be spreading to its bases all over Europe," said president of the European Cockpit Association Dirk Polloczek.
"This unity will grow. If Ryanair will not move, the logical consequence is this unity will grow over the borders and it will see the consequences of that unity. We hope not."