Ryanair has reached an agreement with German union Verdi relating to pay and conditions for cabin crew that will be put to workers for approval next Tuesday, the Irish budget airline said on Thursday. Ryanair has been hit by a series of strikes across Europe despite bowing to pressure to recognise unions for the first time almost a year ago. The two-year collective labour agreement covers all the airline’s cabin crew based in Germany and confirms the application of German labour law and includes pay increases and other benefits, Ryanair said. Verdi, which represents about 1,000 Ryanair cabin crew members in Germany, said the agreement will only become final once its members have been able to vote on it. “After nearly a year of negotiation, Verdi sees the preliminary agreement as a step towards improving the working conditions of workers and their salaries,” it said in a statement, adding it will comment on details of the agreement once it has been finalised. Ryanair said in October ...

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