Seven cabin crew unions in Spain and Europe will strike if working conditions aren’t improved
According to a USO statement, the unions are demanding improvements in several areas of basic labour rights, including ending remuneration below the minimum wage and ceasing the hiring of new staff through what it deems to be illegal means.
The unions have also criticised the budget airline for ignoring several court rulings and failing to adapt to the various national laws and social standards of the countries in which it operates.
In addition, the Spanish representatives have slammed Ryanair for a series of “attacks” against the rights of cabin crew, citing the example of workers not having access to water on flights despite the fact that the airline has already been sanctioned by the Labour Inspection in Spain over this very matter.
Finally, Michael O’ Leary’s company has been accused of operating incomprehensible and poorly prepared payrolls, a lack of overall transparency in the staff transfer system and in career advancements.
The seven unions involved have also condemned local governments, who they say are “too cautious” in challenging Ryanair, “leaving workers defenceless against ‘social dumping’ and passengers exposed to disruption.”
Source: Murcia Today