7 Jun 2012

Eversheds law employment for ryanair...We are watching you Eversheds...

Stefan Corbanie, partner at the Eversheds law firm 


Today pilots received a memo on the companies "Crewdock" website.

European Cockpit (Cockup) Assoc. Welcomes Pay Cut for Ryanair Pilots –

The recent amendment of regulation 883/04 on social security which the European Cockup Association (ECA) has pushed for many years, will now mean that some Ryanair Pilots may suffer a take home pay cut, as a result of increased employee social insurance deductions which will now be calculated in the country from where Pilots start and end their duty period, as opposed to where their employer is registered.

The net effect of this ECA promoted change, will be to cut some Ryanair Pilots take home pay. For example a Captain operating from Charleroi may now receive over €10,000 less net per year as Belgian Social Insurance may now be deducted as opposed to much lower Irish Social Insurance rates....Congratulations to the ECA on delivering more pay cuts in Pilots pay.

The real purpose of this change in legislation is nothing to do with social insurance (the social insurance legislation has been working fine since 1970), but to protect ECA members in flag carrier airlines who won’t be affected in the slightest by this change as the Lufthansa’s and Air France’s of this world operate from one large base generally in their home country.

Existing Ryanair Pilots can avoid these pay cuts by continuing to lawfully pay social insurance in Ireland, however the European Cock Up Association not content with cutting new joiners pay are now unbelievably urging Ryanair Pilots (on their recent base visits) to opt out of Irish Social Insurance onto local social security systems...... Turkeys voting for Christmas comes to mind.

Those Ryanair Pilots wishing to transfer bases will also be subject to these ECA imposed take home pay cuts... so the next time Nico Voorbach, Martin Duffy, Terry Brandon etc from the European Cockup Association turn up at your base ask them why the ECA “welcomes” these cuts to your take home pay (by over €10,000) ......they’re the turkeys “welcoming” Christmas.

If you want to be a turkey and welcome a pay cut in your take home pay; talk to the European Cockup Association...

The ECA, protecting Pilots ....just not Ryanair Pilots

22nd May 2012
The document was unsigned by any manager.

It has been noted by the 2320 REPAweb.org pilot members that Ryanair have used "Eversheds" a company in the UK reknowed for its "union busting" service. So much for ryanair saying they will recognise pilot unity if the majority of pilots join up.

Typical union busting moves include memos telling pilots the pilot associations do not have our best interests at heart and that unions will cause you damage. Both of these we have seen here and in last weeks memo regarding pilots turning to IALPA to help them insure Ryanair is investigating safety issues correctly e.g (over wing exits controversy which ryanair ignored for 4 months, putting profit before safety).

Dammed if you dammed if you don't seems to be the theme coming from Ryanair.

This is the most poorly written memo in all the years of ryanair attempting to scare and put pressure on pilots, and pilots are amused the dictator did not even have the balls to sign it. 
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John said,
Ryanair always put profit first.....Some may go to the IAA Guys.....Below is Eversheds French office on our blog today....

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not only the IAA or CAA when are Pilots going to wake up, putting profit before safety is the RYANAIR way.....Pilots your safety the safety of your colleagues and public on board is in your own hands,,,,join a bloody union will you....