Ryanair pilot requests police after protesting workers surround plane at Copenhagen Airport and block it from taking off for THREE HOURS (dailymail.co.uk)

A Ryanair pilot was forced to request police assistance after Danish workers surrounded the carrier’s first flight from Copenhagen to Dublin and prevented it from leaving, said airport officials. Passengers and crew were stranded for three hours as dozens of employees held a protest over Ryanair’s refusal to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with […]

March 24, 2015

Wizz Air: Stop union-busting now!

Wizz Air is a low-cost airline based in Central and Eastern Europe that proudly says on its website “we believe that people make all the difference”. They add that the company “believes in high ethical standards driven by an excellent team-player approach”. But that “ethical” approach doesn’t include trade unions. Earlier this year, a couple […]

November 27, 2014

Ryanair ordered to pay €8.3m by French court (bbc.com)

A French court has ruled that Irish low cost airline Ryanair must pay €8.1m (£6.4m) in damages and €200,000 in fines for breaches of French labour laws. An appeal court in Aix-en-Provence found the company guilty of paying workers under Irish contracts to avoid making French social security payments. The case refers to Ryanair staff […]

October 28, 2014