25 Jan 2013

Merseyside County Association of Trades Union Councils VISITORS BOYCOTT Flying.... "A regime of suppression and dictatorship." RYANAIR...

"A regime of suppression and dictatorship."

Visitors to the Merseyside County Association of Trades Union Councils: Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Street, Liverpool.
Please take a little time watching the three Dutch videos below with main stream UK media not interested (apart from THE SCUM) which involve four Ryanair pilots.First two videos will show the concerns of Ryanair pilots,putting a side aircraft being low on fuel or not, you can clearly hear the fear from these pilots and i would ask you what chance have young Probationary  Cabin Crew got. EXPLOITED for profit.Since 2004 with  thousands of young probationary cabin crew  unfairly TERMINATED,left in a foreign land,penniless which has lead to sickness and issues relating to suicide with no help coming from any form of unions..Let us not forget RYANAIR Management are very Anti union with the help of Irish legislation and i would ask visitors today to BOYCOTT and spread the word ''Europe's Greatest Training Robbers ''RYANAIR'' BOYCOTT...
Listen to Michael O'Leary who is clearly rattled by the KRO reporter...

Ryanair pilots voice concerns on safety
Professional organisations call for an inquiry
Ryanair pilots regularly fly with less fuel than they'd like according to four Ryanair pilots in KRO's programme, 'Reporter'. They claim that to cut costs they are pressurised into taking as little fuel on board as possible. They see their participation in KRO's 'Reporter' as a wake-up call. "I hope it doesn't take a crash to wake everyone up", says one of them. In 'Reporter', professional organisations call for an in-depth inquiry into the Irish airline's fuel policy. 

"Pilots are pressurised into taking as little fuel on board as possible in order to cut costs for the company", one of the pilots says. According to the four pilots this puts safety at risk. "We're always looking for the margins, the regulatory margins too", one of them claims. "Does this affect safety? Yes, it does", replies a colleague.

The pilots link this to events on the 26th of July of this year when three Ryanair planes all sent out mayday emergency calls due to low fuel levels on the same evening when approaching Valencia airport. During a press conference in Madrid, the Ryanair management claimed correct procedures had been followed. But a Spanish air-traffic controller said they were 'emergency' procedures. A reconstruction carried out by Reporter of that evening's events shows a disaster scenario waiting to happen. The pilots claim the incident was a direct result of Ryanair's rigid fuel policy. "If nothing changes then safety will go downhill", was the reaction of one pilot. "Yes, I'm afraid that something will happen if some issues don't change", another pilot said.

Nico Voorbach, President of the European Cockpit Association (ECA) is very concerned about Ryanair's policy: "It's just a matter of time before an aircraft has no fuel left at all. Voorbach is calling for an in-depth inquiry. The ECA is supported by the Dutch Airline Pilots Association. Its chairman Evert van Zwol says: 'I'd like to call for an in-depth inquiry. Not only in the Netherlands but also Europe-wide in order to take a good look at what's going on there.'

In the programme, the four whistleblowers talk about the deep-rooted fear culture at the company. They say that pilots are barely able to resist the pressure. 'When pilots voice their concerns they are punished', they claim. One of the sanctions imposed on pilots who are too critical is to be transferred to a base far away from home. A former captain described Ryanair's management style as: "A regime of suppression and dictatorship."
 Video 1 below...


Video 2 below...


You can read emails below sent to Ryanair from KRO.Some wordings in reply are similar to letters sent to Ryanairdontcare Campaign from Michael O'Leary regarding Ryanair's Recruitment for Termination policy.

Video 3 below...http://content1b.omroep.nl/1a1e6a4017712367be0bffe4d3c90489/50fc85f1/kro/reporter/mailwisseling_reporter_ryanair.pdf

John Said,
The article below from the Daily Mirror in 2011 featured a real hero, James Anderson who was sacked by Ryanair for handing out a unite the union leaflet to a probationary cabin crew member,the very same probationary cabin crew members Ryanairdontcare Campaign have been fighting for since 2008...
                     One True Hero

if any firm was going to try to take employment laws back to the dark ages there was always a good chance it would be Ryanair.
Pilot James Anderson, below, was sacked by the airline because he allegedly "compromised safety".

His offence was to hand a membership form for Britain's biggest union, Unite, to a stewardess.
And that, you suspect, is what the airline really hated. At an employment tribunal this week, Ryanair insisted that as the captain, Anderson held a "highly responsible role" and "He must not be distracted in such a way that compromises safety - he did, and was sacked for gross misconduct."Really? At the time the flight from Stansted to Mallorca was on automatic pilot at cruising altitude with a co-pilot at the controls.The tribunal hearing in London was due to last four days. In the event, Ryanair surrendered within hours and must now pay 45-year-old Captain Anderson, who'd worked for the airline for eight years, £40,000 compensation.In a statement Captain Anderson, who hasn't had full-time work for two years since being sacked, said: "I am delighted with the result and now just want to get on and look after my family."Jim McAuslan, general secretary of the pilots' union BALPA, said: "The union believes that he should never have been dismissed in these circumstances."Ryanair has repeatedly refused to negotiate with unions and an attempt by Balpa to win recognition failed just months before Captain Anderson was sacked.Brendan Gold, Unite's national officer, said: "Ryanair has a record of being extremely aggressive towards unions but Unite will continue to support the right of staff working for Ryanair to organise themselves into a trade union."The airline responded to the case with the grace you'd expect: "We have no problem with pilots distributing leaflets in their own time, but not during a flight, when they should be attending to the aircraft, going through their checklists and prioritising the safety of Ryanair's aircraft, and not the membership of failed BA trade unions."
Newspaper article below.

                   '' BOYCOTT NOW ''


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