WE MUST ALL REMEMBER A Real Important Pilot ''Mr Paul Ridgard'' Liverpool based Ryanair pilot who was abused by Ryanair's management for profit only to commit suicide in 2011 at Manchester Airport.........
NO PRESS COVERAGE OF THIS..Ask yourself why!!!!!!!
SHAME On YOU DAVID BONDERMAN and O'LEARY...How do you sleep at night....
Professional organisations call for an inquiry
"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 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.
If the LAN Chile aircraft had blocked the runway,Ryanair;s low fuel policy would have killed many on board their aircraft... Irish Aviation Authority Report into these 3 may days are not true....The Irish Aviation Authority are CORRUPT and have 8 former Ryanair employees on their books.......
''TIME TO BOYCOTT RYANAIR''
RYANAIR DISMISSES FALSE CLAIMS FROM KRO REPORTER
I will explain the true facts about the article above from Ryanair who are very cleaver in conning the public into thinking pilots only work 18 hours a week which is simply not true..
Ryanair Europe's Greatest Exploiter Of Crew,today 3rd January agree with the latest claims by Dutch TV programme KRO reporter,which,just like last week's programme is supported by the pilots who fly Ryanair aircraft.The reason for pilots being anonymous in this programme is to protect their jobs as Ryanair through so called agents will eventually terminate their contracts.Pilots and cabin crew are TERMINATED for sick days which leads to passengers safety none existent if sick crew fly,sick crew can not perform well.Pilots and Cabin Crew by Law can not exceed 900 flying hours a year which does happen at Ryanair.
Ryanairdontcare must point out that pilots work 18 hours flying time,12 hours flight briefing & sitting at controls on turn around which does not include delays(which are many) plus in some cases a pilot can take 10 hours to arrive at a base to fly from. Total being 40+ hours a week with pilots being paid for only 18 hours of flying time....
1,700 contracted pilots are used at Ryanair as a way in making huge amounts of profit as Ryanair pay the so called agents a hourly rate of pay with 50% being paid to pilots/cabin crew and 50% going in the pockets of agents that Ryanair have set up to do...Millions each year going into David Bonderman and Michael O'Leary's pockets..
All crew on home standby which is likely to be 2 times a week are not paid ..
Ryanairdontcare Campaign now call on an investigation into the exploitation of pilots and cabin crew and wrongdoings of Ryanair which has lead to,sickness and suicide of some Ryanair crew.
As for the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) who have 8 former Ryanair employees working there,report into the 3 may day calls in Spain,we will confirm a cover up by the IAA as Bonderman and O'leary are lining someones pocket.
Ryanairdontcare Campaign call on the EU Commission to throw out the Aer Lingus bid by Ryanair and STOP the chief at Ryanair David Bonderman TPG from buying Stansted Airport.
Ryanairdontcare Campaign must point out that ALL airports in Europe are aware of the exploitation of Ryanair's crew and many safety issues which are broken by Ryanair but are ONLY interested in (profit) landing fees.
Ryanair set up Agents Crewlink and Workforce International to give working contracts out to Probationary Cabin Crew..80% of cabin crew at Ryanair are contracted through crewlink/workforce international who Ryanair pay an hourly rate of pay with 50% going to crewlink/workforce international, shareholders being scammed also.
With up to 3000 euro paid to train as Ryanair cabin crew Termination rate of new recruits is as high as 60%..More recruits leads to more TERMINATIONS....Recruitment for Termination which is a SCAM...Ryanairdontcare Campaign have been saying this since 2008....Time for a total BOYCOTT of Europe's Greatest Exploiter Of THeir Workforce ''RYANAIR''....
The press will jump on the O'Leary band wagon when the real CHIEF Exploiter at Ryanair since 2004 is Texas Billionaire David Bonderman TPG..... ''SCUM BAG''....
RYANAIRDONTCARE PROTESTS will continue.Please donate to paypal account firstname.lastname@example.org to help fight Ryanair.
Ryanairdontcare Campaign was sent this email below from a Ryanair Pilot who wanted the truth out regarding Mr Ridgard...
first officer in Ryanair.
His father died, and didn't get leave to go to his funeral and had to work.
after his father died, his mother got sick as well.
he asked Ryanair to have unpaid leave, but off course this was denied. he asked this multiple times, due to personal and psychological circumstances.
Paul, was rejected for his command upgrade.
a week ago, he walked to he aircraft with the base TRE. upon walking to the aircraft the base TRe of LPL told him he had to fail him in advance. with even not doing a official check.
the base tre was told by tony owens, the head of training. RYANAIR already decided that Paul wouldn't get his command. never.
This all, together with his loss of his father, with being bullied by the company, getting no unpaid leave, working on funeral days, not being fit to fly and in the end getting the story that he was kept warm by the company, who didn't give a shit, and in the end told him that he would never get his command upgrade.Paul committed suicide.
Protest outside Ryanair head office in 2011 in support of Mr Ridgard.
When Ryanair crew members are terminated the Bank of Ireland will freeze the bank account of the terminated crew member at the request of Ryanair...Cabin crew in Europe have opened their own bank account but must transfer their monthly salary payment from Bank of Ireland to their bank ..As for PAYE payments of cabin crew ,Ryanair hold them in a high BOI interest account,earning Bonderman and O'Leary i tidy profit before handing over to the Irish government.
All in all you can see the priority at Ryanair is profit and not safety of crew and passengers....
As you can see from the KRO interview with O'Leary below, the exploiter was rattled ...