Ryanair has confirmed that it has signed a Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) framework and Social Plan with Ver.di, the German cabin crew union, to cover all of Ryanair's German based cabin crew.

The airline said the agreement, which cabin crew will be balloted on, confirms the application of German labour law to Ryanair's cabin crew.

They said it would deliver pay increases and other benefits for all Ryanair German-based cabin crew over the next two years.

Ryanair also confirmed that its Italian cabin crew voted in favour of the Collective Labour Agreement signed recently between Ryanair and the three main cabin crew unions there.

The agreement will remain in force for three years and will deliver pay and benefit improvements to Ryanair's Italian cabin crew.

Agreements have also been signed with cabin crew unions in Greece and Sweden.

"These are further concrete signs of the substantial progress Ryanair is making in concluding agreements with our people and their unions in many different EU countries", said Ryanair's Chief People Officer Eddie Wilson.