16 Jan 2018
MPs accuse Ryanair of 'fobbing them off' over how much it pays its cabin crew.. Ryanair was yesterday accused by MPs of ‘fobbing them off’ over how much it pays its cabin crew. Two Commons select committees are investigating the budget airline over the payment of cabin crew hired by third-party agencies, which could be in breach of minimum wage laws. Ryanair stewards claim they are forced to work unpaid for as many as five hours a day. The revelations came from an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail, which found that hours worked on the ground – cleaning, security checks and during flight delays – are unpaid. New recruits pay £2,000 to be trained, they are charged a fee if they quit within the first 15 months, and they must be available for airport standby days, where they only get paid £3.75 per hour. Last month, Rachel Reeves, chairman of the Commons business committee, and Frank Field, chairman of the work and pensions committee, wrote to Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive. They asked him what cabin crew are paid for all their hours worked. They also asked for an explanation of the termination fee, and clarification on how many cabin crew were hired for Ryanair via third-party agencies Crewlink and Workforce International. Ryanair responded saying it was ‘disappointed’ that the committees ‘would give credence to inaccurate content, false claims and sensationalist reportage’. It argued that its cabin crew ‘earn between 24,000 euros (£21,300) to 40,0 The airline – Europe’s largest – said its ‘direct recruits are paid a combination of basic pay, flight pay and commission’. But it would not state the earnings of its agency-recruited cabin crew, nor how many of its workforce are third-party workers. Yesterday Mr Field said: ‘I am not sure where the impression has come from that you can fob off two select committees with half and non-answers, but these are serious issues and we expect a serious response.’ And Miss Reeves said: ‘Evasive responses to serious allegations about failure to pay the national minimum wage, of hours of unpaid work, of fees being incurred to leave just isn’t good enough.’ Last night a spokesman for Ryanair said: 'Ryanair has already replied to this Committee in December confirming that our cabin crew pay is more than double the rate of UK national minimum wage. 'Ryanair complies fully with all UK and EU employment law. Ryanair will not be replying to the detailed information requested in this letter which would require us to disclose confidential employment information which would be of benefit to our competitors. As an Irish company, Ryanair is under no obligation to do so.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5264581/MPs-accuse-Ryanair-fobbing-crew-pay.html#ixzz54NfROylT Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
RYANAIR'S DARREL HUGHES CHALLING ON MP's TO DROP THEIR PROBATIONARY CABIN CREW EMPLOYMENT INVESTIGATION..
John said, Ryanair's Darrell Hughes was involved in intimidation of pilots in Liverpool which was calculated,premeditated,intentional and organised by him which lead to the death by suicide of a Ryanair Liverpool based pilot in 2011. Look at Darrell Hughes in denial... https://youtu.be/ea7v5MQKXnY .... Daily Mail.... Ryanair has hit back at MPs for repeating “false claims” about the company’s working conditions, urging them to drop a parliamentary investigation into the firm. The company’s director of HR strategy and operations has written to MPs Frank Field and Rachel Reeves – chairs of the Work and Pensions and Business select committees – in an effort to counter claims of staff being underpaid, having to fork out for their own uniforms and incurring fees when they leave. “We are disappointed that your committee would give credence to inaccurate content, false claims and sensationalist reportage,” Ryanair’s Darrell Hughes said. The letter went on to counter allegations that staff had to pay £25 per month for their uniform in the first year of employment and stomach a £175 “administration cost”, taken from their salaries, if they leave in the first 15 months. Ryanair cabin crew earn between 24,000 euro (£21,000) and 40,000 euro (£36,000) per annum, which is more than double the UK national minimum wage (NMW). We are not, as you reportedly claimed, ‘squeezing’ these well-paid crew members,” Mr Hughes said He added that it was “not necessary” to conduct NMW auditing since none of its cabin crew earn less than £5.60 to £7.50 per hour while working hours are legally limited to less than 900 flight hours and 2,000 total duty hours per year. “We do not, cannot by law, ask our crew to work ‘long hours’.” The HR director also said that training courses for cabin crew – running between 2,400 euro (£2,100) and 3,000 euro (£2,600 ) – were offered by third parties and paid for directly by students, and not factored into cabin crew pay as the airline only recruited staff once fully qualified. As for uniforms, it said that qualified cabin crew pay £25 per month towards the cost, which is paid back on their one year anniversary at the airline. “On the first anniversary of joining Ryanair, they receive their first annual uniform allowance of £307.50 (which is then paid to them every year), which fully refunds the £300 uniform contributions they make in year one, and any further uniform costs they may have in subsequent years. Ryanair crew do not pay for their uniforms, Ryanair does.” Mr Hughes also said there were no repayment of fees or allowance when contracts were terminated, though some contract agencies may charge administrative fees of 200 euro (£177) if crew members leave or resign during their probation. Ryanair moved to discredit a former employee involved in making the claims, saying “many of them were made by a former cabin crew member who lost his Border Force security clearance for repeated breaches of UK security rules”. The airline is now calling on MPs to drop their investigation. “We trust that your committee, now that it is aware of the factual position of these matters – namely that Ryanair crew pay significantly exceeds (by more than double) UK NMW – will disregard the many false claims made.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5203071/Ryanair-hits-MPs-false-claims-staff-working-conditions.html#ixzz54NblHlcR
11 Jan 2018
Crewlink Ireland a shell company set up by Ryanair to run their Recruitment for Termination for young probationary cabin crew. Even though the Daily Mail exposed the exploitation, recruitment days have increased for January 2018. Ryanair / Crewlink have 65 recruitment days all over Europe this month. Ryanair Moto "THE MORE WE RECRUIT THE MORE WE TERMINATE ". In the same period Easyjet have One recruitment day in Luton. HAS THE PENNY DROPPED. .. Frank Field chair of Work /Pensions Select Committee at present is investigating Ryanair Recruitment. Do not be fooled by Ryanair. Please share so young people all over Europe are aware.
30 Dec 2017
WHISTLEBLOWER ACCUSED OF 'FALSE CLAIMS' BY RYANAIR..
28 Dec 2017
21 Dec 2017
RYANAIR MEMO DECEMBER 2017. CABIN CREW FEEL INTINIDATED.ANDREA DOOLAN EXPLOITER AND TERMINATOR OF PROBATIONARY CABIN CREW
RYANAIR MEMO YESTERDAY. . They simple don't learn how not to intimidate Cabin Crew.As you can see this is a threat from Ryanair. How can cabin crew not feel intimidated by this memo from Andrea Doolan who we are told is personally responsible for hundereds of Termination of Probationary cabin crew at Ryanair. PLEASE SHARE...
20 Dec 2017
GOVERNMENT RESPOSE TO DAILY MAIL INVESTIGATION ABOUT AVIATIONS GREATEST EXPLOITER OF CABIN CREW "RYANAIR "..
John said, UK Government response to Chief Exploiter at Ryanair Michael O'Leary.. Great Christmas Card Michael for you. Doomed To Fail ....Remember Ryanairdontcare Campaign never goes away and more to follow. Sleep well Michael because I do.
Ryanair agrees to new rights for cabin crew after investigation reveals appalling working conditions endured by staff
Ryanair agrees to new rights for cabin crew after investigation reveals appalling working conditions endured by staff. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5196213/Ryanair-agrees-new-rights-cabin-crews.html This is great news for the thousands of probationary cabin crew at Ryanair.The future and career aspect of young cabin crew's lives could be about to change at Ryanair.This has got to be a posative move and a big thank you must go out to the whole Investigations team at the Daily Mail who did an amazing thing here. Things in the past ,we can learn from so can Ryanair, and I would hope the employment agencies Crewlink Ireland and Dalmac's Workforce International would now be close down. As well as the foul treatment by Ryanair of my own daughter and thousands more like her,the death of a Ryanair pilot Paul Ridgard in 2011 must be exposed and those management Scum at Ryanair involved,be held accountable.. Commons’ work and pensions committee we would hope will now do a full investigation into Ryanair's employment set up which should have been done in 2009 when I first exposed the Recruitment for Termination scam at Ryanair..