Ryanair has made strides in hiring workers in recent years, but it’s still working to recruit more from the union.
In a post on the company’s blog, chief executive of Ryanair Ireland and Ryanair Europe, Michael O’Leary, wrote that the airline’s overall workforce had increased by more than 60,000 workers in the past year, a 1,000 per cent increase over the previous year.
He added: We are now a proud owner of over 4,000 Ryanair employees and a proud member of the Irish Government’s union movement.
The Irish government has a long-standing relationship with Ryanair and we are proud to be an Irish company that represents all of our workers.
Ryanair’s recent hiring of 1,600 union members and the increased presence of the European Union’s ESM, which represents more than 100,000 domestic workers, are just some of the moves the airline has made in recent months to boost its reputation for hiring and retaining workers.
The company also announced it would invest €1bn in new facilities to boost competitiveness, and announced it was investing €1.4bn to improve its air services and the customer experience.