17 Feb 2018
UNITE THE UNION Email Below Sent To Ryanairdontcare Campaign's John Foley.All probationary cabin crew at Ryanair should try to join unite the union who's details can be found below. Hi John Len previously asked me to respond to your email concerning Ryanair. I apologise for the delay, but I thought it better to wait until a fuller update could be provided. As you are undoubtedly aware Ryanair have made significant public statements regarding trade unions and their intention to collectively bargain. Regarding your proposal we have recently held numerous meetings with cabin crew and our membership has grown as a result. Meetings with crew have been held at Stansted. There has been no need for any direct on site presence as crew have readily contacted Unite, and vice versa. In addition membership rates are reduced for low paid workers in Unite, and our subscription levels have not been an obstacle to Ryanair workers joining. There has been a really positive response from crew in Ryanair and we hope to build on this. Regards Oliver Richardson National Officer Civil Air Transport
HISTORICAL.....Ryanair Pilots.Balpa Newsletter."part". The election for the first ever Ryanair BALPA Company Council concluded at 1200 today. A huge thank you to everyone who took part in this historic nomination and election process. Our recognition agreement allows for 5 Company Council reps and we received 10 nominations so sadly not every nominee could be elected this time. The five nominees with the most votes are. Alan Foley Benjamin Morais Peter Mulder Peter Mulder Enda Ryan Edward Scurr UK Ryanair pilots have taken a huge step forward towards a collective voice and industrial strength. The recruitment drive has been phenomenal, but we will work with our new CC and later with a Contractors Advisory Group and UK Base Reps to ensure that we continue to strengthen our industrial position.
31 Jan 2018
Email sent to CAA's Dame Deirdre Hutton asking them to REVOKE Ryanair's UK Aviation License. Dear Dame Deirdre Hutton, I am in contact with you today regarding Ryanair 's application for a UK air operators license aftert Brexit. I would hope the CAA would revoke this License till the employment investigation has taken place regarding the 3,500 Ryanair employees with the vast majority being probationary cabin crew contracted through agencies, Crewlink Ireland and Dalmac's Workforce International. You will be aware Work and Pensions Committee, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Chair Rt Hon Frank Field has written to HMRC's Jon Thompson and Director of Labour Market Enforcement Sir David Metcalf asking them to investigate Ryanair,Crewlink Ireland and Dalmac's Workforce International. This investigation will ensure Ryanair,Crewlink Ireland and Dalmac's Workforce International are paying the UK Minimum Wage to the 3,500 Ryanair employees working in the UK. These investigation will cover a wide range of issues regarding probationary cabin crew employment working in the UK. You can view the letters from the Rt Hon Frank Field MP to Ryanair, HMRC and the Labour market enforcement below. https://beta.parliament.uk/search?q=Ryanair+ Thank you for your time. Kindest regards John Foley Ryanairdontcare Campaign
30 Jan 2018
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LETTER TO THERESA GRIFFIN FROM RYANAIRDONTCARE CAMPAIGN REGARDING RYANAIR CABIN CREW EXPLOITATION.
Letter sent from Ryanairdontcare Campaign to Theresa Griffin European Parliament regarding RYANAIR Exploitation. . Dear Theresa Griffin, I am in contact with you today regarding employment practices at Ryanair. Crewlink Ireland and Damac's Workforce International who are two Irish agencies being used by Ryanair (since 2004) in a confusing way to hide low pay and very poor working conditions, with a high termination rate of newly recruited cabin crew who are called PROBATIONARY RYANAIR CABIN CREW. To make you aware, your colleague Rt Hon Frank Field MP Chair of Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has taken up this case since December 2017. Mr Feild has now wrote to Jon Thompson Chief Executive of HMRC and Sir David Metcalf the Director of Labour Market Enforcement asking them to investigate Ryanair and the agencies used to supply probationary cabin crew. http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2017/ryan-air-with-beis-17-19/ https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2017/ryanair-correspondence-17-19/ https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2017/ryanair-employment-practices-taylor-review-17-19/ There seems to be concern regarding these agencies contracts as probationary cabin crew are required to work additional unpaid hours,high ,training cost and cabin crew uniform rental. Seems like Ryanair are hiding their recruitment,employment of these probationary cabin crew behind a smoke screen and giving Disinformation deliberately to deceive us all.With 3,500+ staff working for Ryanair in UK and thousands more all over Europe, I feel it is very important for the European Parliament to be made aware of these investigation and would hope all Rt Hon Frank Field MP's counterparts all over Europe would hold their own investigation into these matters. We are potentially talking about a workforce of 8,500 young people from all over Europe. My name is John Foley founder of Ryanairdontcare Campaign www.ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.com since 2009 when I believe my 18 year old daughter Sarah fell foul of Ryanair’s recruitment and employment practices through agent Crewlink, which lead to her being exploited and left penniless abroad. Wish to thank you for taking time to read my email. Kindest regards John Foley
23 Jan 2018
21 Jan 2018
COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE PROMPT INVESTIGATION OF RYANAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES. HMRC and RECRUITMENT OF LABOUR MARKET ENFORCEMENT TO INVESTIGATE RYANAIR and AGENCIES CREWLINK IRELAND and DALMAC'S WORKFORCE INTERNATIONAL USED TO SUPPLY PROBATIONARY CABIN CREW.
Commons Select Committee asking, HMRC and the Director of Labour Market Enforcement asking them to investigate Ryanair and the agencies (Crewlink Ireland and Dalmac's Workforce International )used to supply cabin crew. Following Ryanair’s refusal to cooperate with requests from the Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees, the Chairs of the Committees have written to HMRC and the Director of Labour Market Enforcement asking them to investigate Ryanair and the agencies used to supply cabin crew. The Committees were responding to reports of cabin crew being required to undertake unpaid work, pay for training and uniforms, and be required to take significant periods of unpaid leave; all of which could mean that agency workers were being paid below the National Living Wage despite hourly pay rates being advertised above the legal limits. Attempting to hide behind commercial confidentiality An initial response from Ryanair ignored many of the questions the Committees asked, and provided broad average figures that did not reflect the reality of a contract the Committee had seen. Following a request for further information, Ryanair have declined to answer any more questions, instead attempting to hide behind commercial confidentiality and their Irish base. Writing to HMRC and to Sir David Metcalf, the Government’s Director of Labour Market Enforcement, Frank Field MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee and Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, have said: Despite Ryanair’s weak, evidence-free assurances to the contrary, it appears that cabin crew are being paid in a confusing and opaque way, potentially designed to mask low pay and poor conditions. We believe it is vital that potential poor employment practices are examined not only to ensure the rights of Ryanair cabin crew are protected, but also to ensure that there is no ‘race to the bottom’ across the aviation sector. Rt Hon Frank Field MP said, We and the public can draw our own conclusions about Ryanair’s comprehensive failure to answer allegations on its pay and employment practices, only some of which were about the National Minimum Wage. All companies are accountable to the law where they operate, and while it is not in our remit to enforce that law, HMRC already is investigating Ryanair for its pilot employment practices. We’ve asked them to extend that to the cabin crew, and referred the case to the UK’s new Director of Labour Market Enforcement. Ryanair should be on notice: you cannot hide behind the tired old smokescreen of “commercial confidentiality” for much longer. Rachel Reeves MP said: Ryanair might want to dodge our Committees’ questions and hide behind excuses, but the UK is the largest provider of workers to the company and we must be sure that everyone working for Ryanair is receiving fair pay and reasonable working conditions. Our report, ‘A framework for modern employment’ found that companies can expect an investigation only once every 500 years under the current labour market enforcement regime. Workers cannot afford to wait for fairness. I expect HMRC to take these issues seriously and look at Ryanair’s practices as a matter of urgency.
20 Jan 2018
MPs call for Ryanair cabin crew pay inquiry as airline denies failing to adhere to UK employment law 2018.
RYANAIR'S PROBATIONARY CABIN CREW RATE OF PAY "SCAM"....... The letter from Ryanair to Rt Hon Frank Field MP on 21st December 2017 is a great sorse of information about Ryanair's cabin crew numbers and Flight hourly pay.. RYANAIR HAVE TWO TYPES OF CABIN CREW CONTRACTS. 1,Ryanair Contracted Cabin Crew. 2,Probationary Cabin Crew Contracted through Crewlink Ireland & Dalmac's Workforce International. Ryanair's Chief David Bonderman and Ryanair's CEO Michael O'Leary in 2004 decided to make multi €millions out of Ryanair Pilots and Cabin Crew.Not only through Social Dumping, Exploitation and PAYE but through per hour rate of pay Flight Time. Two shell companies appeared Crewlink and Dalmac's Workforce International giving out Probationary Cabin Crew Contracted. Let's look at Crewlink only. Crewlink are the largest of the two with over 5000+ probationary cabin crew at Ryanair. Ryanair have confirmed their contracted cabin crew are paid per hour flight time €26.67 to €44.44 With a maximum of 900 hours flown a year. Crewlink Probationary cabin crew of 5000 x 900 hours flown a year = 450,000 hours flown. So 450,000 hours flown with flight time pay being €26.67 a hour =€12.1 million 450,000 hours flown with flight time pay being £44.44 a hour =€19.9 million Crewlink Probationary Cabin Crew pay. Crewlink pay Eastern Europe €11.40 to Dublin €16.40 per hour flight time. Ryanair pay Crewlink their contracted cabin crew pay per hour flight time of €26.67 to €44.44 Ryanair pay Crewlink €26.67 x 450,000 a year = €12.1 million Ryanair pay Crewlink €44.44 x 450,000 a year = € 19.9 million Crewlink pay Probationary Cabin Crew €11.40 x 450,00 a year = €5.1 million .... €7 million kept by Crewlink Crewlink pay Probationary Cabin Crew €16.40 x 450,00 a year = €7.3 million .... €12.6 million kept by Crewlink WHO DO YOU THINK OWNS CREWLINK ??????? The very same happens with pilots at Ryanair but x it by 4... Their are many ways to scam money off probationary Cabin Crew at Ryanair with the help of their shell companies Crewlink Ireland and Dalmac's Workforce International that generate multi € millions with the per hour rate of pay scam being one of many. RYANAIR SHAREHOLDERS ARE NOT AWARE OF THIS. Ryanair is a maze to Audit and the high levels of termination among probationary Cabin Crew support this maze..... Please Share. https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2017/ryanair-correspondence-17-19/
16 Jan 2018
MPs accuse Ryanair of 'fobbing them off' over how much it pays its cabin crew.. Ryanair was yesterday accused by MPs of ‘fobbing them off’ over how much it pays its cabin crew. Two Commons select committees are investigating the budget airline over the payment of cabin crew hired by third-party agencies, which could be in breach of minimum wage laws. Ryanair stewards claim they are forced to work unpaid for as many as five hours a day. The revelations came from an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail, which found that hours worked on the ground – cleaning, security checks and during flight delays – are unpaid. New recruits pay £2,000 to be trained, they are charged a fee if they quit within the first 15 months, and they must be available for airport standby days, where they only get paid £3.75 per hour. Last month, Rachel Reeves, chairman of the Commons business committee, and Frank Field, chairman of the work and pensions committee, wrote to Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive. They asked him what cabin crew are paid for all their hours worked. They also asked for an explanation of the termination fee, and clarification on how many cabin crew were hired for Ryanair via third-party agencies Crewlink and Workforce International. Ryanair responded saying it was ‘disappointed’ that the committees ‘would give credence to inaccurate content, false claims and sensationalist reportage’. It argued that its cabin crew ‘earn between 24,000 euros (£21,300) to 40,0 The airline – Europe’s largest – said its ‘direct recruits are paid a combination of basic pay, flight pay and commission’. But it would not state the earnings of its agency-recruited cabin crew, nor how many of its workforce are third-party workers. Yesterday Mr Field said: ‘I am not sure where the impression has come from that you can fob off two select committees with half and non-answers, but these are serious issues and we expect a serious response.’ And Miss Reeves said: ‘Evasive responses to serious allegations about failure to pay the national minimum wage, of hours of unpaid work, of fees being incurred to leave just isn’t good enough.’ Last night a spokesman for Ryanair said: 'Ryanair has already replied to this Committee in December confirming that our cabin crew pay is more than double the rate of UK national minimum wage. 'Ryanair complies fully with all UK and EU employment law. Ryanair will not be replying to the detailed information requested in this letter which would require us to disclose confidential employment information which would be of benefit to our competitors. As an Irish company, Ryanair is under no obligation to do so.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5264581/MPs-accuse-Ryanair-fobbing-crew-pay.html#ixzz54NfROylT Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
RYANAIR'S DARREL HUGHES CHALLING ON MP's TO DROP THEIR PROBATIONARY CABIN CREW EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATION..
John said, Ryanair's Darrell Hughes was involved in intimidation of pilots in Liverpool which was calculated,premeditated,intentional and organised by him which lead to the death by suicide of a Ryanair Liverpool based pilot in 2011. Look at Darrell Hughes in denial... https://youtu.be/ea7v5MQKXnY .... Daily Mail.... Ryanair has hit back at MPs for repeating “false claims” about the company’s working conditions, urging them to drop a parliamentary investigation into the firm. The company’s director of HR strategy and operations has written to MPs Frank Field and Rachel Reeves – chairs of the Work and Pensions and Business select committees – in an effort to counter claims of staff being underpaid, having to fork out for their own uniforms and incurring fees when they leave. “We are disappointed that your committee would give credence to inaccurate content, false claims and sensationalist reportage,” Ryanair’s Darrell Hughes said. The letter went on to counter allegations that staff had to pay £25 per month for their uniform in the first year of employment and stomach a £175 “administration cost”, taken from their salaries, if they leave in the first 15 months. Ryanair cabin crew earn between 24,000 euro (£21,000) and 40,000 euro (£36,000) per annum, which is more than double the UK national minimum wage (NMW). We are not, as you reportedly claimed, ‘squeezing’ these well-paid crew members,” Mr Hughes said He added that it was “not necessary” to conduct NMW auditing since none of its cabin crew earn less than £5.60 to £7.50 per hour while working hours are legally limited to less than 900 flight hours and 2,000 total duty hours per year. “We do not, cannot by law, ask our crew to work ‘long hours’.” The HR director also said that training courses for cabin crew – running between 2,400 euro (£2,100) and 3,000 euro (£2,600 ) – were offered by third parties and paid for directly by students, and not factored into cabin crew pay as the airline only recruited staff once fully qualified. As for uniforms, it said that qualified cabin crew pay £25 per month towards the cost, which is paid back on their one year anniversary at the airline. “On the first anniversary of joining Ryanair, they receive their first annual uniform allowance of £307.50 (which is then paid to them every year), which fully refunds the £300 uniform contributions they make in year one, and any further uniform costs they may have in subsequent years. Ryanair crew do not pay for their uniforms, Ryanair does.” Mr Hughes also said there were no repayment of fees or allowance when contracts were terminated, though some contract agencies may charge administrative fees of 200 euro (£177) if crew members leave or resign during their probation. Ryanair moved to discredit a former employee involved in making the claims, saying “many of them were made by a former cabin crew member who lost his Border Force security clearance for repeated breaches of UK security rules”. The airline is now calling on MPs to drop their investigation. “We trust that your committee, now that it is aware of the factual position of these matters – namely that Ryanair crew pay significantly exceeds (by more than double) UK NMW – will disregard the many false claims made.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5203071/Ryanair-hits-MPs-false-claims-staff-working-conditions.html#ixzz54NblHlcR