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The fundamental objectives of the VC are contributing to the welfare and safety of civil aviation as well as ensuring and pursuing the interests of its members regarding technical affairs and industrial affairs.

Among other things, we achieve this by influencing legislation, concluding collective wage agreements, participating in decision-making for the composition of salary terms and other conditions of employment, informing the public about the professional, sociopolitical and economic situation of cockpit crews.

In addition to that more than 130 honorary members are involved with the establishment and provision of extensive professional expertise within the VC in line with various committees, which meet at regular intervals, to ensure the exchange of information and to deal with current topics, e.g. the SafeSKY Initiative.

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19. Sep The Ryanair company council calls upon the Ryanair stockholders to replace the current management

As the representative body for Pilots in Ryanair in Germany, we wish to provide the following statement on behalf of the pilots represented by the company council of Vereinigung Cockpit e.V. "This statement is issued on behalf of pilots in Ryanair – a loyal group of workers who built the...  Details

10. Sep Vereinigung Cockpit calling Ryanair Pilots to Strike

Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) is calling on Ryanair pilots to take industrial action from Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 3:01 am to Thursday, September 13, 2018, 2:59 am.

All pilots permanently employed at Ryanair bases in Germany are called to strike. All flights scheduled to depart from German airports during this time will be affected. VC is demanding improvements concerning pay and working conditions for many months now. Up to this day Ryanair management has...  Details

08. Aug Vereinigung Cockpit announces 24-hour strike at Ryanair

Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) announced in a press conference on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 that it will call up its Ryanair members for industrial action on Friday morning for 24 hours. The strike measure will last from 03:01 am on Friday, August 10, 2018 until 02:59 am on Saturday, August 11, 2018....  Details

30. Jul Ryanair Ballot completed – Pilots in favor for industrial action

Invitation to press briefing Wednesday, 8. August 2018

Today, the ballot among Ryanair pilots regarding collective labor agreements remuneration (VTV) and terms and conditions (MTV) ended. An overwhelming majority of 96 % for the MTV and 96 % for the VTV voted in favor for industrial action. Any industrial action will be announced at least 24 hours...  Details

02. Jul Ryanair: Exploratory talks continue – ballot vote until the end of July

Since the negotiations with Ryanair regarding improved working and salary conditions failed, exploratory talks discussed to what extent results could still be achieved before strikes might take place. Ryanair pilots have time to cast their ballot till the end of July.  For the first time,...  Details

09. Mar VC: Ryanair Company Council for negotiations with Irish airline elected

Today, Vereinigung Cockpit concluded the election of its Ryanair Company Council. Together with a VC negotiation expert, this group consisting of five Ryanair pilots, will deal directly with Ryanair management. Their goal will be the introduction of collective labor agreements to improve the...  Details

ECA Cockpit News

Wednesday, 19. September 2018 11:06

Ryanair management & governance must change

Ryanair management & governance must change Tomorrow, investors will meet at Ryanair’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) – under a general media ‘lock-out’ imposed by the airline’s management team. One year after Ryanair’s pilot rostering and flight cancellation crisis, and 9 months after its announcement that it would open up to unions, Press release Sep 19, 2018

Monday, 17. September 2018 11:47

We are hiring!

We are hiring! If you are organised and resourceful; if you write in English as a native and are an excellent minute taker; if you know how to tell a good story via Social Media, presentation or with a picture; if you are a geek and computers are your friends; if you are capable to receive tasks from News article Sep 17, 2018

Thursday, 30. August 2018 13:01

Open Letter: Meeting request to Ryanair

Open Letter: Meeting request to Ryanair We the unified union representatives for Ryanair pilots would like to propose a way to deescalate the current conflict - which included the industrial action on August 10th - between Ryanair pilots at almost all bases throughout Europe and Ryanair management. News article Aug 30, 2018