26 Mar 2017


Frank Whelan and Judy Byrne have been used by Ryanair since 2004 as one of two companies (Dalmac in Rush being the second ) to recruit young want to be cabin crew from all parts of Europe. They set up a second company called Crewlink Ireland Ltd in 2008 Southern Cross Business Park in Bray, Co Wicklow. What they don't tell you is that their recruitment set up is not all it seems. With priority being RECRUITMENT for TERMINATION as a way in generation £Millions each year with no blame landing at Ryanair's door.
For many years now this blog has exposed this scam,you can see three of many blog posts below. http://ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/ryanair-mobsters.html http://ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/ryanair-stjames-management.html http://ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/ryanair-crewlink-recruitment.html In 2012 Ryanair/Crewlink would hold on average 15 recruitment days a month.In 2017 the average recruitment days are 40. To put this in context, EASYJET held 6 cabin crew recruitment days in 2016. The more cabin crew Ryanair/Crewlink recruit the more cabin crew Terminated. The photo below is my first protest in 2009 against a recruiter in UK set up by Ryanair/Crewlink called St James Management..St James Management were heavily involved with Ryanair/Crewlink in Scamming my 18 year old daughter Sarah. In 2014 after scamming so many young people for Ryanair/Crewlink, St James Management closed down.I do believe the pressure and protests i did was a factor. http://ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/ryanair-stjames-management.html
The profits generated through exploitation of cabin crew run into the £millions and the Irish Government employment section is FULLY aware of this practice and does nothing.
The comments below have just been sent to this blog regarding the Ryanair/Crewlink training set up in Hahn Germany. The student has asked me to publish their comments as a way in helping other young people wishing to become cabin crew, to stay clear of Ryanair. STUDENT TAKING RYANAIR CABIN CREW TRAINING COURSE SAID,,,, Hi!! I'm currently in HAHN GERMANY for RYANAIR TRAINING COURSE. BEING RIPPED CLEAN OFF. I HOPE YOU CAN SHARE MY STORY TO STOP THIS AIRLINE EXPANDING RECRUITS!!!! If there is also any contacts or information or help/advice to gain any reimbursement of the awfulness I have been through please help! Basically It's all a scam. I don't like the company it's a rip off. My hotel won't refund me. In the interview and on my training agreement we were advised that the registration fee would cover airport ID ETC. Well I arrived in Hahn they wanted another 50 for the ID when the registration was supposed to cover this. They advised in interview they will help with Irish bank account changes and give us a accomodation pack and letting agencies for base. When we got there they basically said "we don't deal with you once you leave Hahn regarding base information it'll be yourselves" first day Adam from crewlink spoke to everyone like a piece of shit. 250 registration fee was supposed to cover airport ID. To top it off they wouldn't accept my reference as the signature on it was printed and not in pen. THEN they said I needed new shoes just for the course! The course alone was 3000! I flew over from edinbrugh baring in mine I live in Newcastle so had to drive and stay over night before hand. Fly from Edinburgh to Düsseldorf in Germany, then another flight to Thessaloniki in GREECE then back into Hahn. 3 flights in 1 day!! Flew me into Germany then back out again as there was no direct flight into Hahn from Düsseldorf!!! I've found direct flights for 104£ from Edinburgh to Hahn and they made us travel and sit on airports for over 12 hours when a direct flight takes 1 hour 30 mins. On arrival the accommodation was awful I took it upon my self to get my own accommodation called HOTEL BAJAZZO who made me transfer 200€ via bank transfer on FACEBOOK to secure the room when in fact I found out that this hotel DO NOT take payments to secure any rooms at all. Then 500€ on arrival. €700 in total. Ryanair keep asking for additional costs and Ive payed 700 for 4 days as I am leaving because of the way I was treat. The woman at hotel only agrees to give me a 50 deposit I paid back, the police advised me to get a lawyer once back in Newcastle to try FIGHT for MY MONEY!!! After I've spent over 1500 just getting here!!! Now I had to pay my own flight home. CREWLINK couldn't even help with me printing a study pack off email and advised me to find an Internet cafe to print as the library couldn't print it for me as it's needed on the first day, this is NOT AMERICA. We do not have Internet cafes in U.K.! They demanded this printed for the training. Most people turned up unorganised to start with. Once deciding I'm leaving crewlink advised they cannot tell me if there was any flights home and couldn't reimburse a cost for flight neither my registration fee! Advised me to just look on the Ryanair website and book myself. I have been totally ripped off and disgusted with Ryanair. Crewlink and Hotel Bajazzo. Me and my family are not leaving this here. Thank you for your response. Hope to hear soon. JOHN SAID, I wish to say a big thank you to this student for telling their true story of training as cabin crew at Ryanair training camp in Hahn Germany.

27 Feb 2017


Great to see European Parliament looking at this blog today which could relate to information supplied by Ryanairdontcare Campaign.. Tracking of our blog today below.... Europe FlagEurope, European Parliament Label IP Address (1 returning visit) (No referring link) 27 Feb 09:54:24 RYANAIR EUROPE'S GREATEST TRAINING ROBBERS OF CABIN CREW...We are in no way affiliated with Ryanair.

19 Feb 2017


The report below came to Ryanairdontcare Campaign from a former cabin crew at Ryanair.We must confirm Ryanair own Crewlink Ireland Ltd which was set up to exploit young people all over Europe with no blame landing at Ryanair,s door.Crewlink was set up in 2004 and the idea of Texas Billionaire,Ryanair chief David Bonderman. Bondo to his friends ,had worked with the attorney generals office in Civil Rights in the USA and is guilty of the exploitation and social dumping of 10,000,s of young people all over Europe for Profit. This blog was involved in this story below showing the wealth of this man Bondo. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396285/Ryanair-Bonuses-catching-excess-baggage-pushing-e-cigarettes.html
This blog also exposed the Ryanair on board charity scratch card scam. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ryanair-plane-unfair-charity-lotto-5920749
In 2008 the company name was changed to Crewlink Ireland Ltd with current directors Frank Whelan and Judy Byrne in Dublin. Crewlink Ireland Ltd is one of two companies used to exploit these cabin crew with Dalmac /Workforce International being the other. The article below comes from a former Ryanair cabin crew member who worked at Ryanair for four years. The aviation authorities know what Ryanair are doing and for years have been looking the other way. Profit being a priority one could say. Dear Sir/Madam, I just recently found out your web site in which you are pointing several issues about Ryanair. I would like to inform you about how the company is running now, which is it extremely dissapointing from a motivated worker's point of view. I have worked in Ryanair for 4 years. I no longer work for them. I will tell you all my problems during I was working for this company. 0-12 months I was contracted by Crewlink Ltd Ireland (which anyway it is a company created by Ryanair). This agency is the most disorganized and cheating company I have ever worked with. During this first year I realized that my payments of the social welfare were delayed over one month. During the first month of unemployment I was not covered by any social insurance even though I got deducted from my salary the correspondent percentage according to the social insurance. The contracts with Ryanair work in this way: You work on Irish law, with Irish conditions, but the social insurance MUST be paid to the country in which the worker is based or generally operating. This is to comply with the EU regulation 465/12. During my employment with Crewlink the first year I have been addressed so many problems with them that I will list them: - Problems to open a bank account in which I MUST open an Irish bank account, no other nationality is allowed (unless working in the UK) - Forcing us to open the bank account in Ireland, offering a flight (after pressuring them for 2 months ) in your days OFF. - Not being eligible to get unemployment benefits on your unpaid leave, as for other countries this does not apply (only Ireland recognize this kind of leave) 12-28 months I got granted a transfer to Greece. Crewlink did not did its job in this country. We were deducted our percentage of salary for the social welfare in Greece, however in the national offices of employment they did not have any record of the employees whatsoever. We had to pay our doctors and medicaments in full as we were not recognized by Greece as workers. Basically, Crewlink was holding the money without fixing any problem with the Greek government. in this case, Crewlink was doing a clearly social dumping. The staff in Greece advised million times Crewlink of the situation. They were careless. People needed to go to the doctor and no one paid any single payment for the visits in order to have a health assistant. 16.5% of the salary was deducted to give to the Greek government. After 1.5 years fighting with them, threatening Crewlink and reporting them, an inspection in the crew room took place. The company got a fine (apparently) of 10000 euros per worker not declared. After 1 month, all the overdue payments were recognized in the country. Although having a fine of 10000 euros per worker seems a lot, it is not. We were about 50 workers in irregular situation, so that means that the fine was around half a million of euros. Considering that the company does a profit of 1000 euros per annum, 0.5 of a fine represents only a 0.5% of loss, which is not that important. 29 months till the end of the employment This last period in my career in a Ryanair aircraft was really confusing. The company entered in a constant threatening and bullying system towards the employees. As part of your main role as cabin crew (safety and security), sales are an important factor for Ryanair. We used to have an electronic machine to record the sales made on board (the machine was called EPOS). In the past, all the sales made in the EPOS were subject to a commission which was a 10% of the total sold , divided into 4 (the crew members on board). This thing changed on this year. They introduced a new system to record the sales made on-board. It is like a mobile phone. Each crew member receives one. You need to charge it every day. If you get it stolen, you pay it (unless you report this in a police station). If you lose it, you pay it. If you break it, you pay it... All of these, for 400 euros deducted from your salary. By the time this new "machine" arrived to our hands, the system of commissions changed. All you put through your machine is what you are gonna receive at the end of the month (10% of the total sold). So that means, if you put 500 euros you will get 50 euros of commissions. This new system has created hatred, greedy, lack of team work and people fighting to sell for a bunch of euros at the end of the month. This of course, provoked for the low salaries received from the company. Another issue in this last part of my employment was the NO RESPECT of your resting periods. After a flight, you need to have 12h30m of rest and Operations control should not interrupt this period. I lost the count for how many times they called me before my 12h30m of rest, changing me duties at all times. AS well, people are asked to work on the day OFF, with no extra payment and no other benefit back. Not even taxi paid if needed. This practice has been taking in all of the network. The problem is that people accept to work on their days off and the company are taking advantage of this situation . This provokes again a cut in our worker's rights. Since I joined the company, the lack of knowledge of safety has been remarkable. I have seen people totally paralyzed in medical emergencies for not knowing what to do. People not answering the question of how to use of a Halon (Fire extinguisher), people sleeping in the galleys and getting called via the interphone and not answering, people skipping safety procedures at all times, playing on the phone on taking-off and landings (which is strictly forbidden), etc... The new standards to enter in the company have been lowered to a really minimum. The level of English is practically inexistent. There is no psychological test (some people are clearly mentally disordered/ socially misfit). There are so many breaches in the company that I cannot really think about all of them. I just wanted to make you this clear and if you want you can expose this in your web page. Make this known! As I think all people should know that when they are paying a 10 euro ticket, they are paying "slavery" and really bad conditions for workers. If you need to make more questions, please feel free. A ex-Ryanair worker John said, Memo with this article below which will be covered in the next post.A big thank you to this ex-Ryanair cabin crew member for telling their story and I would hope many will Boycott Europe's worst airline, either as an employee or customer. Report has been sent to the Civil Aviation Authority.

11 Feb 2017


Over the last month Ryanairdontcare Campaign have been contacted by a few young people wishing to join Ryanair.They have contacted our campaign for information regarding Crewlink Ireland Ltd (who Ryanair set up).. Hi John, "Since going to the interview back in December 2016 for crewlink. I am shocked after coming across John's blog, it's makes sence to me now why do crewlink recruit all the time because they get paid to do it and people leave the airline as apprently their is a high drop out rate. Lying to recruit people to be cabin crew, also how crewlink / Dalmac take your last month's wages once you're terminated (disgusting) & How much money they take from people week after week with the assessment days all they are thinking of is profit not the people who work for the airline and their best interests. it's shocking and disgraceful. I certainly! won't be doing the training course with crewlink / ryanair in March, & I say to anyone who is thinking of doing the training course and working for them... please read this blog first before making any decisions that come at a price.. of €2,700 Thank you John :) for spreading the word without me coming across your blog I would have been none the wiser. ....... Name witheld. .

8 Jan 2017


At least a Bulgarian saw Ryanair cabin crew jobs as a Scam.Comments just came in below. EXPLOITATION. . Hi I was thinking to start course for Ryanair but after I found you blog I changed my mind Thank God.. In Bulgaria they charge us just 99 euro for reg fee. They are joking with us by giving us 10.25 Euro per fly hour this is what they are going to pay for Sofia base In Portugal it is 15 euro/hour.

13 Dec 2016


Hello, i'm another victim of this scam.  I worked as a slave all summer long, due to the high volume passengers during summer, earning less than €1000 euro, because i ha to pay the course. As soon as i finished to pay the training fee (almost €3000) i got fired, before 12 months (what a coincidence). They claim they called me from an home standby but i didn't receive any call, resulting in one no-show (to work). Now, i don't have any other money to waste for hiring a lawyer, to get the calling list from the telephone company. I was sent to Dublin to attend a meeting where you have to explain everything and, if you were sick, to explain what you had, treated in bad way, trying to make you feel guilty (unbelievable). Than i was sent to London Stansted just to get the firing letter (something that could be done by sending it to the home-base), without any notice of firing. I met a lot of people to those meetings, called for a lot of ridiculous motivations (seems they are constantly searching for people to fire). And lately those meeting are increased concurrently with a changing of an important manager (wanting to make a good impression to the superiors?). In the letter they stated, moreover, that my .... sicknesses were not certified, but i have proof of it! And as i know the Irish law permits the employer to fire without any reason before 12 months, so even if I prosecute for this i'll probably lose. All my colleagues are shocked because i was a serious worker. I don't want the job back in this company but i'd like to make a little bit of justice.  Any suggestion? Best regards.

11 Dec 2016


Manchester Central exhibition venue,was the venue for Britain's Got Talent hopefuls who took part in open auditions.Coming from all over UK by train arriving at Oxford Street train station in Manchester.Hopefuls decided (we hope) not to fly Ryanair with one contestant looking so familiar to Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary who was damning in his criticism of the EU and their potential handling of Brexit a few months ago. Ryanair's CEO Bilderberg Michael O'Leary only interest is profit and do not be fooled. Ryanair set up third party recruitment provider's as a way in Terminating 1000's of cabin crew for profit and wrecking their lives.. TIME TO BOYCOTT RYANAIR. EUROPE'S GREATEST EXPLOITER OF YOUNG CABIN CREW.. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary....
Britain's Got Talent hopeful..
Other Britain's Got Talent hopeful had a much better dress sense..