Belgian Ryanair employees are Subject to national Legislation. Ryanair applies Belgian labour legislation to staff in Belgium from the end of January at the latest. The Irish budget company has made agreements on this with Belgian trade unions.
The trade unions speak of a “historic agreement” because Ryanair had not yet signed a legally-binding document in Belgium.
“Now we can begin negotiations on the working requirements of the staff,” said the unions.
Ryanair recently made similar agreements in Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
The airline also needs to talk quickly about a collective agreement in those countries.
Ryanair staff have been active in many countries for months.
The employees want, among other things,
a contract under national law, not just to be transferred to another country and a higher salary.
The Dutch Ryanair staff stopped earlier this week.
The effort was directed toward the closure of the base in Eindhoven.
The closure was declared shortly after a prior strike.
The company denies that the measure is a retaliatory action.