7 May 2018

Portuguese Cabin Crew Strike Intimidation by Ryanair Management

Regarding Portuguese cabin crew strike Ryanair say "if you abandon your duty by refusing to operate flights as directed by the company then it will deemed as gross misconduct under the disciplinary procedure,the normal sanctions for which is dismissal" In other words, if you don't work to brake a strike you will be dismissed.


On 22nd April 2018 I noticed a very large amount of UK newspaper were posting editorials from Ryanair/Crewlink offering vacancies for 200 cabin crew jobs. Even though Ryanair are under investigation retarding pay, it made me contact all this newspapers one by one. Email sent out below. Dear ...... ........, I am in contact with you today regarding an article by SAM TRUELOVE on 16th April 2018 healine "across the UK - how to apply". https://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/ryanair-advertising-more-200-cabin-1457002.amp?__twitter_impression=true 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 target earnings of £18,000 printed, which is misleading to your readers 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 www.ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.com WE AT RYANAIRDONTCARE CAMPAIGN WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THESE NEWSPAPERS.