USO and SITCPLA cabin crew (TCP) unions ratified the 1st Collective Agreement with Ryanair using Civiciti Secure Online Voting.
The vote was open to the USO and SITCPLA union members based in Spain, with the approval of Ryanair’s TCPs in both unions. This allowed all cabin crew members to fall under a single collective agreement. Voters could vote online using their own devices or electronic polling stations located across the Spanish bases. The ability to vote online was essential due to the constant mobility inherent in the cabin crew member job.
Those interested in voting had to register in the system in advance in order to grant permissions to use personal data for the process. This data was compared with the list of workers provided by the airline to the Unions in order to guarantee that only Ryanair workers could participate in the election. This verification process ensured the security and verification of personal data, essential to a fair union vote. In addition, the unions requested that if a non-union member desired to submit an alternative candidacy to be voted on by members, they were able to do so. In this instance there were no additional proposals.
Once voting closed, Civiciti provided instant results, showing almost 60% of all 909 crew members participated. The high level of participation is significant given the job responsibilities that keep many of the TCP members in the air, and highly mobile.
Once the results were provided, the TCPs were able to successfully go to the negotiation table with Ryanair to reach their first Collective Agreement.
BY THE NUMBERS
CIVICITI PRODUCT: ELECTRONIC VOTE
CUSTOMER: Unions USO & SITCPLA
OBJECTIVE: USO and SITCPLA hired Civiciti to organize the election of the trade union negotiating sections of a Ryanair cabin crew agreement in Spain.
– Election date: 1 July 2019.
– Number of voters: 909.
–Participation: 59%, 531 participants.
– Sent credentials via SMS.
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