18 Apr 2012


The European Parliament passed a law ending situations such as the Belgian Crew of Ryanair.They were to present enrolled in social security in Ireland,where the company is headquarters.
This reform, widely approved by MEPs in plenary session in Strasbourg, will take effect within weeks. It will end with situations such as hostesses, stewards and pilots of the low-cost airline Ryanair based in Charleroi, Belgium. They were to present enrolled in social security in Ireland, where the company is headquartered.
The text approved on Wednesday establishes the concept of "home base" of employees, that is to say where they begin and end their service. If this is based in Belgium, the employer will now be required to pay all payroll taxes in this country, even in the context of an employment contract under Irish law. Consequence: the hostesses Belgian resident in Wallonia, will no longer be forced to deal with the Irish health insurance to get reimbursed medical consultation in Charleroi.
The new rules will end the "chicanery" committed by companies "unscrupulous", which allowed them to give their employees' minimum social security coverage to reduce their costs, "said the elected British ecologist John Lambert. Moreover, the text approved Wednesday gives self border access to unemployment benefits in the country where they work, even if they live in a country that does not grant such benefits to independents.

John said, 
Above is a  great article at L'EXPRESS.Fr  http://lexpansion.lexpress.fr/entreprise/ryanair-ne-pourra-plus-offrir-de-protection-sociale-low-cost-a-son-personnel_291631.html
which will make Ryanair and the whole Irish government unhappy....This is great news for our campaign and we hope all European Governments will sit up and take the same action.....Get your  social welfare contributions TAX....
Social welfare contributions  Tax from Probationary Cabin Crew working in the whole of Europe for Ryanair scammers (exept UK) to date go to the Irish Government...Like we have said before on this blog,Ryanair hold this Tax in a high interest account before giving it to the Irish Government,even charging probationary cabin crew up to 42% Tax on their earnings....SCAM TAXING is the Ryanair way and the Irish Government turning a blind eye...

John said today 19th April 2012,
As you can see the Irish Times has covered this story and Ryanairdontcare Campaign were quicker than this newspaper below,....


MEPs have voted to close a legal loophole that allows low-cost airlines such as Ryanair to avoid paying social security contributions in some of the countries in which they operate.
Under new rules adopted today by the European Parliament in Strasbourg, cabin crew and pilots will be subject to the social security rules of the country in which they routinely work rather than in the country in which their employing airline is based.
Air crew staff working for Ryanair at the Charleroi base in Belgium, for example, will now be able to acquire social security rights there rather than being subject to Irish labour law as is currently the case.
The new rules confirm the concept of a "home base" as the place from which a flight crew member carries out the majority of their work. Such home bases will be used to establish which country's social security system is used by airline staff in the future.
The legislative resolution was adopted with 540 votes in favour, 19 against and 30 abstentions.
Ryanair has come under widespread criticism in the past for employing foreign crew members under Irish law contracts. The Belgian trade union CNE announced last year it was to take legal action against the airline over its treatment of cabin crew workers employed by Ryanair through its Irish-based recruitment agency partner Crewlink.
The union alleged the carrier engaged in practices such as docking employees' pay to cover the cost of uniforms and not offering sick pay, all of which it said were violations of Belgian law.
Ryanair, which closed its Marseille hub in 2010 following a similar dispute with French authorities, denied the union's claims.
"Today's vote is another example of how the EU introduces regulations which serve no purpose other than to increase the cost of air travel and reduce competitiveness between EU states. This is also another blow for the free movement of labour which was one of the founding principles of the single market," said Stephen McNamara, head of communications at Ryanair.

"Presumably ferry and cruise ship operators will now be required to pay tax and social insurance in every departure port in Europe as well. Presumably EU bureaucrats will also now pay tax and social taxes in their home country instead of the low rates they all enjoy in Brussels," he added.
The airline has previously said it fully complies with the European Directive on Transport Workers that allows all employees to pay income tax and social insurance in the country they work or where their employer is resident and where they are physically paid - which in its case is Ireland.
The new regulations agreed today in Strasbourg also clarifies the rights of self-employed people who work in other member states.
Under the agreed changes, a self-employed worker who contributes to the social security system in one EU country but then moves to another that does not provide unemployment benefits will be able to claim assistance from the first member state in which they were working before becoming unemployed.
"The new rules will improve the functioning of the single market by enhancing the social protection of a high number of mobile workers in the EU such as aircrew members and cross-border self-employed workers," said Milan Cabrnoch MEP, who steered the legislation through parliament....

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At the end of this story will be Ryanair workers to pay it all.
This week Mr Wilson visited Rome Ciampino base already.
He clearly said to employee that Ryanair has no intention to pay even 1 cent more to italian welfare. This means that will be a relevant tax increase paid by Ryanair cabin crew based in Italy that will see their low net pay to be reduced of further 35%! Is there somebody from the European Parliament could answare about that???