27 Apr 2013

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24 Apr 2013


Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjørn Johnsen says he will demand that employees of Irish low-fare airline Ryanair who are based in Norway must pay taxes to Norway and not to Ireland. The demand comes just as Norway’s national pilots’ organisation is demanding an audit of the airline, and as the national heart and lung association was urging a boycott.


The pilot’s organization (Norsk Flygerforbund) claimed over the weekend that it’s been trying to clarify which state authorities are responsible for working conditions at Ryanair for the past two years. “We’ve seen the development of ‘management by fear’ at the airline,” Aleksander Wasland of the pilots’ association told newspaper Dagsavisen. “We think the ministries have chosen to avoid dealing with this.”
His group represents 1,500 pilots in Norway and he fears the spread of Ryanair’s business model to other airlines. Norwegian Air is also setting up bases in other countries and hiring cheaper, lower-paid employees through crewing agencies to work on board the aircraft. It expects employees to pay tax, though, to their countries of residence, not Norway, unlike Ryanair which claims only Irish tax law and regulations apply to its crews.
The pilots’ concerns come as Norway’s national heart and lung association (Landsforeningen for hjerte- og lungesyke, LHL), was claiming that overworked and underpaid cabin crews pose a security risk. It planned to send an e-mail to all its 45,000 members and more than 650 employees this week advising them to boycott Ryanair. The airline has been making headlines for the past week after two of its Norwegian-based flight attendants sued Ryanair for what they claimed were unwarranted dismissals. The flight attendants also shared their contracts with one of Norway’s major labour federations, revealing low pay and working conditions that prompted union officials to call them “slave contracts.”

Ryanair has a solid record of safety, with among the best safety statistics in Europe. LHL leader Frode Jahren nonetheless stressed that if cabin crews are exhausted, unhappy and may not even have been able to afford to buy enough food, it can affect their performance in the air. “Working conditions and health are connected,” Jahren told newspaper Dagsavisen on Monday. “When a Ryanair employee sends a letter to Norwegian authorities saying that Ryanair employees lack food, and work under contracts that provide no paid sick leave, those are examples of what does not promote good health and safety.”
LHL was encouraging other patient organizations in Norway and health care institutions to join the boycott. Several other organizations have also advised against flying with Ryanair, while one Member of Parliament, Bjørnar Moxnes of the Reds party, demanded that all of Ryanair’s aircraft be grounded before a serious accident occurs. With less than 2 percent of voter support, though, it was unlikely Moxnes’ demand would get much backing.
‘Must pay tax in Norway’
Meanwhile, Norway’s finance minister Johnsen from the Labour Party says Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary is wrong in claiming that Ryanair cabin crews in Norway must pay tax to Ireland because they work on board Irish-registered aircraft. Johnsen told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Monday that if they live in Norway for more than 183 days a year, then they must pay tax to Norway and in turn be eligible for Norway’s social welfare benefits.
Johnsen told NRK that Ryanair employees may be hit with back taxes but will also get Norwegian rights and pension credits.
O’Leary continues to argue that Irish law applies to Ryanair’s employees, in accordance with EU rules. He has pointed out to NRK that Norway used a similar argument in demanding that Norwegian seafarers on Norwegian-registered ships also had to pay tax to Norway no matter where the ships were in the world. Ryanair employees are mostly compensated for the hours they spend in the air, with little if any pay when they are on the ground or on standby.
Some observers have predicted that Ryanair will shut down its Norwegian base if forced to pay Norway’s higher labour costs, but Espen Andersen, an assistant professor at Norwegian Business School BI wasn’t so sure. “Norway is more expensive than many other countries, but we also fly a lot,” Andersen told NRK. He thinks O’Leary will decide it’s worth continuing to run flights to and from Norway, even if forced to raise workers’ pay and fares.

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Norwegian pension fund boycotts Ryanair..RYANAIR SHAREPRICE SCAM...ryanair recruitment for termination..exploit young cabin crew..

Norwegian life and pensions group, Storebrand, is boycotting Irish airline, Ryanair, on “sustainability” grounds, according to reports.
Storebrand said that it will not include Ryanair in any of its investment portfolios, meaning that none of its investment funds can buy the airline’s shares.
In addition, it has ordered its 2,000 staff not to use the carrier for work-related travel.
According to the reports, the Norwegian group has decided to boycott the Irish company on sustainability grounds.
Ryanair is one of 120 businesses in which Storebrand said it does not invest. It is not clear whether any other airlines are on the group’s blacklist and it did not say when it adopted this policy towards the Irish company.
The report did not say how Storebrand defines “sustainability”. Attempts to contact a spokesman yesterday were not successful, as its offices were closed for the Easter holiday.
The airline declined to comment on the matter.
Storebrand is listed on the Oslo stock market and provides life assurance, genera linsurance , pension and investment services to the Scandinavian market.
The group’s share price dived recently following the publication by Norway’s financial regulator of new rules requiring life assures to boost reserves to compensate for longer life expectancy.
Ratings agency Moody’s warned that the move would hit the group’s profits, sparking a 3.5 per cent dip in its share price.
Investors will have to provide around 20 per cent of the extra reserves required.
Ryanair recently announced that it plans to spend €11.7 billion on buying 175 new aircraft from US manufacturer, Boeing

John said,
People are listening to what i have been saying for years..Ryanair share price ''SCAM''....Time to stop buying Ryanair shares....

22 Apr 2013


 As you can see from the comment below from probationary cabin crew who was terminated by Ryanair,time for all to boycott this SCAMMING airline.Crewlink,Workforce International and StJames Management will SCAM you..

Comment on cabincrew.com
ITS A SCAM...... 99 quid for an introduction..its gets worse by the minute...

seriously take it from someone that has been
there,done that and regret every min of it!!you have your interview and
if your Irish your chances are very high of been successful.then they
send you on a 6 week stressful course which YOU have to pay 2000 euro
to do, plus pay for accommodation while doing the course which is 1000
euro so b4 you even start work they have you in 3000 euro debt!they
offer to give you a loan which they take out of your pay every
month.your not even guaranteed your base you could be sent to
frankurt or torp like people on my course were after they done there
training!! you have to pay 360 euro in the first year for your uniform
which is also taking out of your pay each month!then they will tell you
they will give you a joiners payment, this is were they make you think
there doing you a favour by giving you 1200 euro of the money back to
you in your pay over the first 6 months as a good will gesture.i was
there one year in march,everyone on my course was brought in for
meetings and told we were been let go!not only that but they want us to
continue to pay the loan back and also the 1200 euro joiners payment.so
i am in debt with them now and unemployed!they are scum!i love been a
cabin crew and looking else where now.PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if there is
one thing i can do is stop another person from getting sucked in by
them bastards then go else where and look for another airline.plus full
time work my eye you are only given 50 hrs a month which is 2 - 3 days
a week
John said,
These words above are so true..
Ryanair will also sent a dept collector after you, they are called  Daniels Silverman Corporate Debt Recovery Agency..