21 Apr 2018


Dear Kieran McDaid, I am in contact with you today regarding the editorial/advert placed in your newspaper,in print form and on social media on 21st April 2018. https://www.thesun.ie/news/2472043/ryanair-and-emirates-unveil-their-terms-as-airlines-battle-to-recruit-cabin-crew-heres-what-they-are-offering-to-prospective-workers/amp/?__twitter_impression=true This article clearly states that Ryanair cabin crew are paid a competitive basic salary”, they give a “target earnings” in year one of between €17,000 to €23,000 which simple is not true. The salary offered by their employment agency is £14,43 per flight hour (up to a maximum of 900 hours or £12,987 per year) which is equivalent to €14,796 per year. I must make you aware of two investigation requested by Rt Hon Frank Field MP from Work and Pensions Committee and Rachel Reeves MP from Business,Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee to take place in the UK as of 18th January 2018. These investigation are being taken place by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and The Labour Market Enforcement both in the UK. The reason for these investigation into Ryanair and their agent Crewlink Ireland are as follows. Ryanair currently have around 3,500 employees in the UK and it appears that these cabin crew are being paid in a confusing and opaque way,potentially designed to mask low pay and poor working conditions. These investigation will cover the UK National minimum wage to which Ryanair cabin crew could be falling into this bracket which is illigal. Information supplied by Ryanair and others to the Work and Pensions Committee relate to cabin crew in the UK being paid below the minimum wage.
If proven a fine of £2,000 per employee could be imposed on Ryanair or their employment agencies to which I must make you aware. Your adverts/editorial are clear in promoting cabin crew jobs at Ryanair and could be encouraging young people in the UK to become cabin crew ,in joining a company who potentially are paying below the minimum wage in the UK.
I would hope you would correct the €17,000 to €23,000 per year salary printed and suspend any future cabin crew job offers by Ryanair or their agent Crewlink Ireland till these investigation are completed.Attached below is the information regarding these investigation in the UK. https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2017/ryanair-employment-practices-taylor-review-17-19/ Thank you for your time and I look forward to your reply. Kindest regards John Foley Ryanairdontcare Campaign

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