After a wave of strikes at Ryanair also danger of riots at Laudamotion

Author: Osman Cetinkaya
Date: 03.08.2018

650 employees without collective agreement

According to media reports, the Austrian airline Laudamotion could soon be affected by the strikes of its Irish parent company Ryanair. By Thursday evening, the company should have the chance to submit a draft of a new collective agreement to the union of private employees.

“If we are tantalized again, there will be staff meetings in Vienna and Palma” said Daniel Gürtler, GPA spokesman. On Friday there will be another round of negotiations.

Currently, around 650 Laudamotion employees have no collective agreement. The airline was founded by ex-racing driver Niki Lauda, after he had taken over the insolvent airline Niki in the spring, which was also founded by him. Currently, Ryanair’s stake in Laudamotion is 25 percent but is expected to increase to 75 percent soon.