''Danish court says unions can take industrial action against Ryanair''
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Report from Richard Milne below.
Ryanair is facing one of the biggest challenges to its low-cost model after the Irish airline lost a court case that could in effect make it impossible for the carrier to fly from Denmark.A Danish court ruled that the airline, which has been trying to polish its damaged image in recent months, needed to sign a collective agreement with local staff or face a blockade from trade unionists
The ruling means Ryanair would be highly unlikely to find workers to refuel and clean its aircraft or handle baggage, while passengers could be blockaded by striking workers.The Irish company called the ruling “bizarre” and said it would immediately appeal against it.
The Danish storm against Ryanair has been brewing for some time as the airline locked horns with one of the countries with the strongest protection for workers in Europe.The conflict even became an issue in Denmark’s recent election campaign after Copenhagen’s Social Democrat mayor banned municipal workers from using Ryanair for official trips.
“A victory for the Danish model. Great with a clear ruling from the labour court,” tweeted mayor Frank Jensen.Ryanair had lampooned Mr Jensen with an advertising campaign depicting him as Marie Antoinette and the slogan “let them pay high fares”. It later said the publicity had resulted in a surge in bookings.
But the ruling is a blow both for Ryanair’s image and its attempt to use more central airports such as Copenhagen’s Kastrup rather than out-of-town facilities such as Paris Beauvais or Frankfurt-Hahn.
Ryanair conceded that the ruling appeared to allow unions to blockade its aircraft but said it would continue to operate 12 routes into Copenhagen using aeroplanes based outside Denmark.
“It is absurd for Danish trade unions to attempt to impose collective agreements on Irish air crew who spend less than 2 per cent of their working time in Denmark, and who already have the benefit of the collective agreement in place with Ryanair,” it said.
Danish unions have said that a cabin crew member for Ryanair earns less than half that for local low-cost rival Cimber which still has to pay Denmark’s high taxes.
Several Danish investors, including the city of Copenhagen, have said they would sell their shares in Ryanair.
The Danish case is not the first Ryanair has faced over its use of Irish contracts for staff hired in other countries with the airline. It was fined in France last year for not paying local social security payments, for instance.But the scope of the Danish ruling — by either forcing it to pay its staff much more or allowing a blockade — seems to be the most serious threat so far.