Freedom of Information
Dear Scottish Enterprise,
I was given your details from the Scottish first ministers office.
I am contacting you today regarding Ryanair Training Grants.My name is John Foley from Liverpool who founded Ryanairdontcare Campaign in 2008, which deals with Termination,Recruitment,Training and Probationary Employment Contracts at Ryanair.Priority is given to young students as Probationary Cabin Crew who we believe are exploited by Ryanair for profit and in most cases after termination,these young students are left in a different country without funds to return home.
The reason for my contact is regarding a payment Scottish Enterprise gave to Ryanair for maintenance hanger at Prestwick February 2011.The Scottish Government supported the project i have been informed.
I have been informed £640,000 in training grants were given to Ryanair in 2010.I feel it is important to establish,
1,Training grant given to Ryanair, for what job training involved inside Ryanair was it given for.
2,How many jobs were created by this training grant to scottish citizens.
3, Do Scottish Enterprise have records which confirm any termination levels, relating to any training given for this £640,000 training loan.
Thank you for your time and i wait your reply.
All information contact is placed on our Campaign Blog.
RyanairDontCare Campaign. ''an injury to one is an injury to all''
We wait and see Scottish enterprise's reply.....Some may think i am wrong to post this information on our Blog as Ryanair will view it and maybe contact Scottish Enterprise....We at RyanairDontCare Campaign have things in place and must stress others must never underestimate us.
Post below from ryanair.com on 16.02.11. The Scottish Government is supporting the project with £1.5 million in Regional Selective Assistance but O'Leary fails to mention this on ryanair.com .......WHY...
Ryanair Officially Open £8m Prestwick Hangar
Speaking at Glasgow Prestwick, Michael O'Leary said:
Officially opening the new hangar, First Minister Alex Salmond said:
Opening of Ryanair hangar
The creation of a second maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at the airport will create 200 jobs. The Scottish Government is supporting the project with the offer of £1.5 million in Regional Selective Assistance and training grants through Scottish Enterprise.
The new project builds on the airline's existing facility which opened in 2004. Over 400 engineering and support jobs will be sustained at the two facilities which will maintain a large proportion of Ryanair's fleet of 260 aircraft.
First Minister Alex Salmond said:
"I am delighted that Ryanair is strengthening its operations in Scotland. This impressive new hangar will create 200 new jobs in Ayrshire and is delivering #8 million of investment into the Scottish economy.
"Despite competition for a number of European locations, Ryanair chose to create a second hangar in Ayrshire and this is testament to the skills and quality of the local workforce.
"The airline's commitment to expand its operations in Ayrshire builds on Prestwick's reputation as a centre for European excellence in maintenance, repair and overhaul projects.
"Ryanair make a substantial contribution to Scotland's economy through its engineering facilities and also through flights to and from Glasgow Prestwick, Aberdeen and Edinburgh airports. I wish Ryanair every success in the future with this significant new project."
Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said:
"Ryanair wishes to thank First Minister Alex Salmond, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Prestwick Airport for their help and support in winning this new hangar and these 200 new jobs for Ayrshire and Scotland despite intense competition from five other European airports. Ryanair's second maintenance hangar at Glasgow Prestwick Airport will create 200 new engineering jobs, in addition to the 2,200 local jobs which have already been created and sustained in Ayrshire as a direct result of Ryanair's base and our existing hangar facility at Glasgow Prestwick.
"Ryanair's successful growth in Scotland is possible thanks to our ongoing partnership with the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise who have repeatedly supported our vision for many more low fare flights to/from Scotland."
Scottish Enterprise Chief executive Lena Wilson said:
"Ryanair's continuing commitment to investing and growing its Scottish operations is great news for our economy and Scotland's aerospace industry.
"Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International have supported Ryanair's ambitions to expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities, creating new jobs and growth opportunities, while assisting our tourism industry."
Christmas Gift to Bonderman and O'Leary the SCAMMERS....
Important post will be posted on 25th December 2011 on this blog which will show issues relating to how Ryanair are wrecking so many lives for profit....Not only Probationary Cabin Crew but Pilots