15 Dec 2017


Ryanair Strike...Ryanair could be reconsidering years of being Anti union and wanting to know deal with unions over threatened Pilot Strike this Christmas. Let us not forget Cabin Crew need a voice to and pilots and cabin crew at Ryanair are as one.
Info below regarding Ryanair's change of heart..

11 Dec 2017


Good morning. I'm a Ryanair cabin crew but i have to remain anonymus for my own protection. I worked for this airline for quite some time now, i'm based in Italy and i believe it's time to talk about our working conditions. We can't contact unions and this point is stated in our contract but we would like to use the opportuniy that you offered us to give you some information about our company. In these years I've read many articles on magazines and newspapers about Ryanair but often they are inaccurate. There's only one information that came out frequently and it's truthful: Ryanair disrespect employees. As I mentioned before, we are not allowed to spread information about our company nor to contact the union. "Don't wash your dirty linen in public" is the motto. If you fail to comply with this rule you face dismissal for gross misconduct. As a consequence you feel solitude and fear. Ryanair was never open to exchange of views, negotiations and debates. When we had the chance to speak with managers, we never felt understanding from them. The only offer that we always receive is to resign if we don't like something and our dignity and professionalism are affected by. For Ryanair we are a staff number and a crew code; nobody keeps you here if you are unhappy, even though you are a great cabin crew. The company policy is to earn the most saving the most. If one leaves, another two will be hired paying the training (about 2000 euro and you get back 1200 euro if you stay for at least 1 year). Our misery is basically part of their business. Colleagues are often the only way to vent, even if the reign of terror established by the Company sometimes "kills" the relationships and the trust which are normally building up in a working place. This because Ryanair push us to report each other. In my opinion this is a very dangerous system, as it can be used against weakest people. It produces discontent, hard feelings and hate, it encourages individualism and it produces stress. Another issue that we have to face is the strong pressure that the Company puts on us, for example with the on-board sales, considered by Ryanair as a very important part of their business strategy, and basically our main duty. We have targets to reach every day, which include duty free products, scratch cards, from few weeks food and in the large an average spend. At the end of the duty we face a debriefing. If we didn't sell enough we have to explain the reasons to our supervisor, which usually disregard the amount of stress which faced the crew in the ten or even twelve hours of duty. When you are at the bottom of the monthly sales chart, you receive a letter where they ask you to improve your performances or they will reconsider your position. Fear affect mainly the cabin service supervisors, always afraid to be demoted or called for explanations by the managers. They go to work worried and they make junior's working day (cabin service agents) a nightmare. Their only thought is to indulge Company's requests and to avoid bad reports from mistery passenger. Their aim is to sell, sell sell and it doesn't matter if the crew had 5 minutes during the ten hours of duty for a refreshment. Fatigue and stress give rise to rudeness, arrogance, presumption and, as a consequence, conflicts. The crew should behave like a team and should always be ready to react to any problem which could arise on board, main role of the cabin crews. This modus operandi produces discord, anger, anxiety. The opposite of what we need to work. Ryanair, like many other companies, uses mystery passengers to check crew performances on board but what it may looks like a normal instrument of surveillance, in this airline becomes an instrument of punishment and psychological torture. The mystery passenger in Ryanair is a simple cabin crew, a colleague named by the company without any kind of different training, whose assignment is to check how much and in which way the crew is selling things on board. They are not interested in safety procedure and they are required to point mainly to the negative aspects of crew performances. Probably our managers forgot the foundation of business economics: workforce is one of the fundamentals of a successful firm. Unhappy employees lead to low productivity and unhappy customers. Unhappy customers lead to loss of earnings. For new cabin crew, hired after 2011, the situation is even worst. In general, you start your career in Ryanair signing a contract with an agency and you are paid for every hour of flight; you don't get any basic salary. Since 2012, social insurance has to be paid in the country where we are based. In Italy we pay contributions to INPS; part is on us and part is on the Company. This amount of money is higher than what we used to pay in Ireland, so Ryanair offered a lower contract (12% less) to new cabin crew, in order to cover the loss. We all do the same job, but new hired earn much less. During a meeting, this situation was brought to the attention of a manager. He answered that we are happy the way it is, otherwise many of us would have already resigned. And so no pay increase was given. Probably, if 40 people would leave tomorrow, he would say that unhappy crew left the Company, so still no pay increase required. In Ryanair, you are allowed to be sick but the Company won't be happy about it. Flu or strong cold are not enough to call sick. If you get sick 3 times in 6 months you have to face a meeting, even if your illness is certified by a doctor. To avoid problems, many colleagues are coming to work sick. When you are sick you have to call crew control and tell them exactly which symptoms and disease you have. The same day you have to fill in a self certificate, writing once again about your sickness in details, and fax it to some offices in Dublin. There's no department which take care of this private things and you never know who's going to read it. One year and half ago we were asked to vote for a four years agreement, a pay deal. The main points were new roster and pay increase. I remember some articles on the newspapers stating that the Company found an agreement, which satisfied both parts, even if there are no Unions supporting cabin crew. False. In that circumstance there wasn't any negotiation. They asked for proposals to all the bases but they never considered our requests. They gave us two choices: same roster (5-2 5-3) and pay increase or new roster (6-2 6-3), more tiring, and no pay increase. Basically, they gave us one choice. In order to address the lack of Union, the management established the role of ERC, to represent the cabin crew. When a situation arise, we can talk to them and they report directly to Dublin. Even in this case there a big issue: Ryanair isn't open to listen and negotiate. What is more representatives are mainly cabin crew, working with the same shifts as everyone else. They conduct this extra duty in their free time. A real Union would be a great help in dealing with all the problems that we have in Ryanair. It would bring a better communication with the management and between bases. It would help us when there's a new law, in Italy on in Europe, when the Company leave us alone. It would make us feel more respected and protected. We urgently need a collective labour agreement which includes minimum salary, fair duties, equal treatment for cabin crew in Europe. Our needs are as important as Company needs. We are not asking for inopportune benefits or salaries. We only ask for rules which give us the opportunity to work peacefully. We would need an Italian contract, to have finally a clear idea about our rights and duties for fiscal and legislative aspects. Too many times we are confused about which law applies, if Irish or Italian, and nobody is able to clarify it. We ask, to union and istitutions: • the draft, in a reasonably short time, of a European collective labour agreement for our profession • associations, with the aim to verify the procedure of an airline, which gives same importance to employer and employees • reasonable duty time, considering the working place, the working hours, the effect of this profession on the body and the importance of the rest between duties • clarification of "rest time" to avoid to receive phone calls from the Company between two shifts • clarification about methods used to select new hired and to choose employee for an advancement Thank you for reading. Have a nice day Ryanair cabin crew

3 Dec 2017

Nobox HR Outsourcing Solutions.Run By Ryanair CABIN CREW Recruitment Agencies SCAMMERS.

NOBOK HR Outsourcing Solutions is a recruitment company in Dublin set up by the main players Involved in Ryanair's recruitment scam which has seen thoughsands of young cabin crew being exploited for profit. http://www.nobox.ie The company is registered with the four below who have massive experience in exploiting cabin crew, This company could be a way in moving away from Crewlink and Dalmac/Workforce International for the four below and letting Ryanair off Scotfree in their foul treatment of cabin crew since 2004. This company needs to be watched carefully and if your wishing to become cabin crew ,stay clear of NOBOK. Frank Whelan – Director Anne McCrudden – Director Ryan Moffett – Director Judy Byrne – Director
Read about Judy Byrne and Ann McCrudden below. http://ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/dalmac-ryanair-cabin-crew-exploiters.html and http://ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/ryanair-cabin-crew-training-student-in.html

30 Nov 2017


Terminated and Present British Ryanair cabin crew WANTED for case study, please contact John at Ryanairdontcare Campaign lfcheart@yahoo.co.uk Please Share.

29 Nov 2017


Príncipe de Vergara, 13, 7ª planta. Madrid, 915 77 41 13 Noviembre 2017. PRESS RELEASE USO DENOUNCES THE HARASSMENT TO RYANAIR CABIN CREW From the USO-Ryanair union section we denounce the pressures done to Ryanair Cabin Crew, members of USO and not members, by Ryanair itself, in what the company considers a low performance on onboard sales to the passengers, advising the Cabin Crew of sanctioning procedures in case of no improvement, as well as an implied “not doing their job properly” attitude according with this low sales performance. Ryanair, after admonishing their Cabin Crew because of their apparent low performance on sales, such as cosmetics, food, drinks, perfumes, alcoholic beverages or scratch cards, modifies unilaterally the labour terms and conditions of their Cabin Crew, in terms of scheduling and rostering patterns, in a sanctioning attitude, from the 1st of December 2017 until the 31st of January 2018, considering that there was a breach in the employment contracts, by the Cabin Crew, although, there is absolutely no condition on any Ryanair Cabin Crew contract that states targets or minimums of sales to be achieved. Likewise, the Cabin Crew are informed about a close and continuous followup during December and January, by the company, which, in case of no improvement, Ryanair says they will take measures and some disciplinary actions. In previous notifications, Ryanair, threatens their Cabin Crew with forced transfers to other bases in Europe, such as Stansted, Dublin or Kaunas, to be closely monitored on their sales performance. Some of these Cabin Crew would be separated from their homes, families and children, because they simply are not selling enough according with Ryanair. This airline seems to forget that the main role of a Cabin Crew is one of Safety and Security of passengers, crew and the aircraft itself, and not one of a Sales Agent. The function of serving passengers, whether it be food, drinks, cosmetics or others, is and might be a secondary role given to the Cabin Crew, during the flights. The main roles of the Cabin Crew are stated in Ryanair Operations Manual, which was approved by IAA, as well as by the air sector regulations from EASA, and these roles focus mainly on normal and emergency operating procedures. From USO, we denounce these abusive labour practices that distort the main roles of a Cabin Crew Member, forcing the Cabin Crew to address sales first, instead of safety and/or security, due to high pressure on commercial tasks and sales targets to comply with, and under a constant threat of forced base transfers or scheduling changes that may lead to cases of fatigue and Cabin Crew unawareness. This culture of constant pressure and threat, over the workforce, are inappropriate on a company of the 21st century, from a country within Europe, such as Ireland, in which the Air Safety and Security prevails over sales of perfumes, liquor or scratch cards. We attach to this document a series of memos and letters where this pressure and threat can be proved. USO - AIRLINE SECTOR

26 Nov 2017


Crewlink Ireland Ltd and Workforce International are shell companies set up by Ryanair to disguise business ownership and be a vehicle for business transactions without itself having any significant assets. Recruitment,Termination and Exploitation of thousands of young cabin crew made easy. Crewlink registered in the name of Judy Byrne and Frank Whelan since 2004 and Workforce International through Dalmac's Ann McCrudden when USA Billionaire David Bonderman became Ryanair chief in 2004. Both companies recruit all over Europe and for years portrait themselves as a separate company, which is simple not true. Both are used the very same way by Ryanair to exploit it's cabin crew.Post from 2016 will giving more details. http://ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/ryanair-cabin-crew-scam.html As you can see from the two memos from Crewlink Ireland and Workforce International to probationary Ryanair cabin crew members regarding on board sales , both having different business names but registered at the same address. It seems to me that pretending to be a separate company doesn't matter anymore as they seem to think they can do what ever they want, which to a point is very true.Irish Government are fully aware but do nothing. Both companies since 2004 have scammed thousands of young people from all over Europe, earning Ryanair multi millions and making the company registered owners Millionaires. Look at the sales memos sent out by these two shell companies of Ryanair.
Priority being sales as you can see.Nothing wrong with wanting your staff to sell more products in any business but not the Ryanair way. As shown over last two months Ryanair Pilots have had enough and are trying to organise, Cabin Crew continue to be exploited much worse than Pilots,with many cabin crew left penniless,depressed in a foreign land with no flight home. Time to Boycott Ryanair. .

22 Nov 2017


European Employee Representative Council council@eerconline.com Mr David Bonderman Ryanair Head Office Airside Business Park Swords Co Dublin 21st November 2017 Dear Mr Bonderman, In September 2017 Ryanair announced the cancellation of an extraordinary number of flights. This had a particularly negative impact on our staff and customers. The CEO took full responsibility for these problems, and some days later the COO resigned. This unleashed a series of events that have had a profound impact on the pilot body. The most significant of these events was the public disparagement of pilots by the company management and the insincere attempt to apologise for a wrong that should never have happened. The pilot body is the principle group of employees who can do most to assist the company in recovering from the fundamental errors that have been made by an out-of-touch management. We have made numerous attempts to constructively engage the company management to address the many underlying problems that are at the root of the cancellations crisis. Copies of our correspondence are attached for your information. We still await a reply to all of them. While denying receipt of these letters, management saw fit to continue to publicly denigrate us. It is unclear to us, and we can only assume it is equally unclear to the board, how this approach is going to help resolve our current crisis, or prevent similar crises in the future. We are concerned that management’s belief that all will be well after December could be dispelled when the full extent of pilot resignations becomes apparent with Spring 2018 recruitment in other airlines. Pilots work at the front line of Ryanair operations, filling the gaps in rosters and operations, and keeping the show on the road. We can say with authority that the underlying causes of the cancellation crisis are long standing, deep rooted and have been evident to pilots for many years. European Employee Representative Council The sudden onset of the current crisis, coupled with the misplaced attempts to solve it, simply confirm how out of touch management has become. Due to management’s repeated failure to meaningfully engage with pilots to solve these problems, we have no option but to raise our concerns directly with the Ryanair board. Management want to continue to dictate to pilots how we should represent ourselves. We have made clear that we will decide for ourselves how we wish to be represented. The major problems exist at two main levels – the over-arching terms that govern every pilots’ contract, and the legality of those contracts in the countries in which we are based. For that reason, we will engage with the company at a whole company level through our European Employee Representative Council (EERC) to establish a consistent and simple framework within which all pilots will be treated equitably. We will use national level representative groups to address the complexities of income tax, social insurance and employment law in the different countries in which we live and work. The management approach that got us into our current difficulties will not get us out of them. A different approach is urgently required. If the underlying issues are not addressed, pilots will continue to leave in increasing numbers, and fewer pilots will join to replace them. The company’s problems can only be addressed through constructive and meaningful dialogue. The pilot body is ready and willing to play a constructive part in such discussions. We have no wish to see these difficulties escalate to a level that could bring considerably more disruption to our passengers. Our aim is to stabilise the integrity of the flight schedules for our passengers by stabilising the employment conditions for our pilots. We respectfully request that you acknowledge receipt of this letter. We also request that you provide guidance to company management on how to constructively engage with us to resolve the many problems that lie at the root of the cancellations crisis. We can be contacted through our email address council@eerconline.com and look forward to your prompt reply. Yours Respectfully Captain Terry O’Connor On behalf of the EERC

11 Nov 2017


John said, Watch this video from Ryanairdontcare Campaign before you read this article. https://youtu.be/5TReA3M75_c I have been saying this since 2012..They,attacked my Name,Assaulted me ,fined me £thousands,Jailed me, Riducluded me and all I was doing was exposing the TRUTH. THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE RYANAIR CANCELLATIONS The political establishment are trying to gag pilots from giving evidence to a Dail Committee over the alleged unhealthy relationship that exists between the Irish Aviation Authority and Ryanair. But the pilots are back soon and will give evidence then.   Evan Cullen, the President of the Irish Airline Pilots Association was invited to address the Transport Committee on October 4th to address the underlying reasons why Ryanair had cancelled 50 flights a day, affecting the travel plans of tens of thousands of passengers. However the day before Captain Cullen was due to speak, a solicitor’s letter arrived from a firm representing Ryanair. The committee met in private and decided that, despite the letter, they would hear from IALPA. However after Captain Cullen started speaking there was an immediate kerfuffle about what he was saying and the chairperson decided that the IAA must be there to answer the charges. Captain Cullen was due to re-appear before the Transport Committee just over a week later. But 24 hours before he was due to speak the meeting was cancelled without proper explanation. The question that arises is: what are the right wing parties trying to hide? The Transport Committee is a public forum and the pilots were invited to address TDs about crucial problems in the aviation industry. It is common for the committees to meet in private session as well before hearing from invited speakers. But the authorities seem to show a distinct nervousness about their testimony. Are they nervous that the pilots’ evidence will shine a light on Ireland’s dysfunctional aviation regulatory system? Or might it help explain why Ryanair cancelled flights that affect up to 700,000 bookings. THE IRISH AVIATION AUTHORITY The IAA is a state agency with a dual mandate. These two mandates are directly in conflict with each other. 1. It is charged with the regulation of safety and security. 2. It also has a for-profit mandate based on charges for inspecting airlines. As part of its commercial mandate, the IAA oversees 14 air operators, the largest of which is Ryanair, with over 400 planes. It also holds a register for aircraft which are operated by airlines in countries other than Ireland. This unusual activity is closely related to Ireland’s role as a tax haven for the aircraft leasing industry. In technical terms, the IAA is an Aeronautical Service Provider which means that it is an organisation that provides the service of managing the aircraft in flight or on the manoeuvring area. It provides Air Traffic Control in Irish Airspace and, in conjunction with the British NATS, controls North Atlantic traffic. The IAA derives charges from these activities and in 2016 recorded a profit of €39,490,000 and paid its CEO, Eamonn Brennan a salary package of €344,000. However at the same time as developing a partnership-for-profit relationship with airline operators, the IAA is also supposed to monitor their activities for security and safety. The same CEO and the same board that derives income from services to key operators are also supposed to monitor the safety record of those same operators. With one airline in particular, it appears to have an uncritical relationship. RYANAIR Ryanair operates a most peculiar model for hiring pilots. Pilots are asked to join into companies which are registered in Ireland. The pilots did not form these companies. These companies then contract out their ‘services’ to pilot employment agencies, Brookfield International Aviation and McGinley Aviation. The pilots are required to choose a firm of particular Irish accountants who set up the service companies of which the pilots become directors but minority shareholders. After being contracted to Brookfield International Aviation or McGinley Aviation, the pilots are contracted to Ryanair. About half of Ryanair’s 4,200 pilots come through these agencies. The airline pays the agencies based on block (flying) hours scheduled by Ryanair. The agencies offered to pay the pilots in any bank account outside the UK. The pilots’ contract also means that they are responsible for tax and social charges. This system allowed Ryanair to pay pilots only for hours scheduled by Ryanair. Ryanair does not have to pay welfare payments, holiday pay, maternity pay or sick pay for these pilots. A court case in Britain in 2013[1] heard that this was an elaborate mechanism to allow Ryanair to avoid giving pilots some of the protections of employment law. The pilots’ contract designated them specifically as ‘self employed’ and they are in breach of their contract if they reveal any confidential information about Ryanair. This form of employment is illegal in many EU countries. A form of bogus self employment to evade protections that should cover workers rights. The use of Irish limited companies to employ pilots based in the UK and elsewhere has led to pilots with limited experience of the tax or social obligations of a company falling foul of different jurisdictions fraud investigators. In Germany and the UK raids were staged on the offices of both Brookfield and McGinley in an effort to find evidence of tax evasion. Seven weeks after these raids, Ryanair changed tack and began to use a new firm, BlueSky Resources Ltd, to hire German pilots. BlueSky Ltd will reportedly employ pilots who fly Ryanair aircraft on five-year contracts, deducting income tax at source. The pilots who are based in Germany will pay German social welfare contributions. The status of pilots in other countries remains to be seen. The overall result is that a considerable proportion of Ryanair pilots are in a vulnerable, precarious position where there is considerable uncertainty about their current tax and social insurance compliance, and little certainty about their future careers – particularly if they join a union or seek better pay. THE PRESSURE ZONE Ryanair have used this situation to subject many of these pilots to pressure – and the IAA has turned a blind eye. Here are some of its practices. Fuel Loads: Ryanair set up a system to benchmark pilots against each other on their use of fuel. A twenty page table was produced with the pilots’ names, base, fuel burn, fuel target and percentage of use above or below the target. The effect was like reading out school scores of children to pressurise them into competing with each other. Pilots who were on precarious self–employed contracts felt the most pressure. At a later stage Ryanair modified its system but pilots are informed when they burn more fuel than their targets and whether or not they are in the group that is considered to be burning too much. Pilot Hours: Pilots are only supposed to fly 900 hours in any one year due to safety concerns that might result from fatigue. But Ryanair and Aer Lingus calculated these hours from the year as starting April 1st rather than the calendar year from January 1st. This allowed them to get the maximum number of hours out of pilots during the busy summer season rather than spread evenly across the full year as required to minimise cumulative fatigue. This caused difficulties when pilots transferred to another airline – as they had used up their legal quota of hours with Ryanair, using a different calendar year to their new employer. They also had a tendency to greater use of 5/3 rosters – five days on three days off rather than 5/4 rosters in bases where pilots did not accept the base deals offered by Ryanair. Sickness record Meetings: Brookfield International Aviation International convenes regular meetings with pilots to discuss their sick leave record in the preceding six to 12 months. These meetings are attended by Ryanair managers. Pilots reported feeling intimidated before and after such meetings. There is therefore a danger of pilots not declaring themselves unfit to fly from the fear induced by these meetings. COLLUSION BY IAA Some of the above points can have implications for aircraft safety. If a pilot is worried that Revenue authorities are investigating their tax affairs, this adds to stress. If a pilot feels pressure to reduce use of fuel, this has potential safety implications in certain circumstances. If a pilot is flying the maximum number of hours in summer and then goes on to a different company for the remainder of that calendar year, this had potential implications for safety. If a pilot has a fear of reporting themselves unfit for flying, this has potential implications for safety. Despite this the IAA, which is supposed to be the safety regulator, has systematically avoided addressing these issues. · The IAA has delayed responding to pilot organisations when they have raised safety concerns. In the words of the Ryanair Pilot Group, their interactions with the IAA have been described as ‘aggressive, dismissive, unprofessional’ and bizarre. · They have not properly dealt with repeated compliance failures on Flight Time Limitations. · They have not dealt with complaints that crews encountered working days of up to 15 and half hours duration. · The IAA was the only regulator in Europe to allow Ryanair and Aer Lingus to calculate their 900 hour limit from April 1st. The EU regulation that it should be calculated from Jan to Dec was meant to be enforced in July 2008. This was confirmed in Flight Time Limitations’ legislation (Reg. 83/2014), which entered into force on 18 Feb. 2014 and applies since 18 Feb. 2016. · The IAA has known that Ryanair used a benchmark system on fuel usage that could pressurise pilots but despite potential safety implications did not stop them. · The IAA has not intervened to deal with possible issues on the mental well being of pilots that arise from raids by German police and tax authorities on four Ryanair bases · Unlike the British safety regulator, the IAA has not given clear and precise answers in a timely fashion to a query on carrying undocumented bags. The query arose because a Captain was disciplined for refusing to carry such bags. · The IAA has not dealt with the implications of paying pilots for ‘scheduled block hours’. They have not examined the consequences of pilots reporting for work when unfit either from fear of punishment or not having sufficient funds at the end of the month. · The IAA has not addressed the implications of a London School of Economics report on Airline Safety Culture. This found that: 1) pilots of self-employed, temporary contracts report significantly lower safety scores than those on direct contracts. 2) That only 57% of pilots on low cost airlines considered that safety related reports are treated in a just and fair manner 3) That 76% of pilots on low cost airlines are often tired at work but that only 42% would make a fatigue report. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT Under the IAA Act 1993 the Minister of Transport was legally obliged to ‘appoint a person to carry out an examination of the performance by the company (IAA) of its function in so far as they relate to the application of technical and safety standards’ Despite a legal obligation to conduct these examinations every three years, no examinations were conducted in 2007, 2010 and 2013. Following repeated requests from the pilots union, IALPA, to comply with the law, an examination was conducted in 2014. The full body of this report has not been made available to the public, and was only made available to the pilots association following lengthy and unnecessary challenges through the Data Protection Commissioner. The Minister for Transport has also been made aware of the fuel league tables used by Ryanair but has not instructed the IAA to stop this practice. REVENUE COMMISSIONERS Pilots who question the practice of being contracted to work on a self employed/sole trader basis have been informed that this practice is approved by Irish Revenue. They have no power to change the system and are given it on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis. This is despite the fact that these pilots are not free to genuinely subcontract their work and all statutory training and checking is provided by the airline. CONCLUSION Irish law is being used by Ryanair to set up a precarious system of questionable self employment which has led to investigations by other countries. There is ‘light touch’ regulation in the Irish aviation industry, which works to the detriment of workers in that industry. . It even showed up in how passengers were treated after Ryanair cancelled flights. The Irish body that is meant to regulate for passengers rights , the Civil Aviation Authority (CAR) actually supported the actions that Ryanair took. It was only when the British equivalent threatened the company with court action that Ryanair agreed they would reroute passengers on other airlines. The Irish Authority said little about how Ryanair were treating passengers whose flights were cancelled or about their rights to be re-routed on other airlines. The chickens are now coming home to roost as some pilots either desert Ryanair or do not sign up for their precarious model of employment. This is the real story that lies behind Ryanair flight cancellations. It is one that the establishment and a quiescent media want to hide. The next scandal may well be revelations of why these details have been so well hidden.

2 Nov 2017


ACE (31): no deal / no negotiation AGP (94): no deal / no negotiation AHO (10): (Summer only base) ALC (83): no deal / no negotiation ATH (42): no deal / negotiation rejected by Ryanair BCN (125): no deal / no negotiation BDS (10): no deal / no negotiation BFS (21): YES deal BGY (166): no deal / no negotiation BHX (42): no deal / no negotiation BLQ (73): no deal/ no negotiation BOH (10): YES deal BOJ (0): (Base not open) BRE (31): BRI (21): no deal / no negotiation BRS (42): no deal / no negotiation BRU (52): no deal / no negotiation BTS (10): BUD (31): CAG (21): no deal / no negotiation CFU (10): (Summer only base) CGN (31): no deal / no negotiation CHQ (10): (Summer only base) CIA (83): no deal / no negotiation CRL (125): no deal / no negotiation CTA (31): no deal / no negotiation DUB (24): no deal / no negotiation EDI (73): voted / deal refused / negotiation rejected by Ryanair / position may change EIN (31): no deal / no negotiation EMA (94): no deal / no negotiation FAO (73): no deal / no negotiation FCO (31): no deal / no negotiation FEZ (21): no deal / no negotiation FKB (21): voted / deal refused / position may change FMM (10): FRA (73): voted / deal refused GDN (21): YES deal GLA (21): voted / deal refused GOT (10): GRO (42): no deal / no negotiation HAM (21): no deal / no negotiation HHN (62): no deal / no negotiation IBZ (10): no deal / no negotiation (Summer only base) KRK (31): No negotiation as yet KUN (52): LBA (31): no deal / no negotiation LIS (42): no deal / no negotiation LPA (42): no deal / no negotiation LPL (42): no deal / no negotiation LTN (42): no deal / no negotiation MAD (125): voted / deal refused MAN (94): no deal / no negotiation MLA (42): No negotiation as yet MXP (21): no deal / no negotiation NAP (21): voted and deal refused NRN (62). no deal / no negotiation NUE (21): no deal / no negotiation NYO (42): no deal / no negotiation OPO (83): no deal /no negotiation ORK (21): no deal / no negotiation OTP (31): voted / deal refused / negotiation rejected by Ryanair PDL (10): no deal / no negotiation PFO (21): PIK (73): YES deal PMI (73): no deal / no negotiation PMO (42): no deal / no negotiation POZ (0): (Base not open) PRG (21): no deal / no negotiation PSA (73): no deal / no negotiation PSR (42): voted / deal refused RAK (21): SCQ (10): no deal / no negotiation SKG (21): SNN (21): no deal / no negotiation SOF (31): STN (447): voted / deal refused SUF (10): YES deal SVQ (21): no deal / no negotiation SXF (94): no deal / no negotiation TFS (42): no deal / no negotiation TPS (31): no deal / no negotiation (Summer only base) TSR (10): VLC (42): no deal / no negotiation VNO (21): WMI (31): WRO (42): no deal / no negotiation ZAD (10): (Summer only base) *59 united bases* *Estimated 336 aircraft in united bases* *Estimated 3494 pilots in united bases* Notes: •EDI & FKB status' updated but not included in "united bases". Further clarification on base's stance required. •MLA status 'no negotiations yet', expecting update. •KRK & MLA status' not counted as "united bases" •Pilot numbers estimated on 5.2 crews per aircraft basis.

31 Oct 2017


The 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid from Ireland could be over. Emails regarding Ryanair landed on the Rugby Governing Bodies table last month from Ryanairdontcare Campaign. We can now confirm the former communications manager at Ryanair "Stephen McNamara" left Ryanair in 2012 over a cloud.His new employee the Irish Rugby Football Union will be made aware of his past. Irish rugby chairman, Philip Browne think you need to ask Stephen McNamara to resign one thinks.
Thanks P.

26 Oct 2017

Discountpreise bei Ryanair Billig auf Kosten der Mitarbeiter

Discount rates at Ryanair Cheap at the expense of the staff exploitation. TV report of Ryanair cabin crew training and recruitment in Hahn Training Centre exposed in Germany. https://www.zdf.de/politik/frontal-21/ryanair-billig-auf-kosten-der-mitarbeiter-100.html egories AZ Live TV missed the program search My ZDF You are here: zdf.de politics Frontal 21 Frontal 21, October 24, 2017 Frontal21 Discount rates at Ryanair Cheap at the expense of the staff 0:00 Politics | Frontal 21 - discount prices at Ryanair "The cheapest way to explore Europe" - with this promise the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair advertises on its website. However, numerous flight cancellations are damaging to the success story. Your post:7 min Date:24/10/2017 from: Frontal 21 of October 24, 2017 Availability: Video available until 24.10.2018, 21:00 The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has become Europe's largest airline with a simple recipe: punctual landings, spartan facilities and cheap tickets. This strategy has paid off for the self-employed market leader for low-cost flights in Europe. The company recorded a profit of 1.3 billion euros last year. But the image has recently suffered. In September the low-cost airline had to cancel 2,100 flights. 400,000 customers in Europe were affected. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary cited as the reason the too fast growth of the airline and a failed vacation planning with the pilots. He tried to calm down, "Was this the best day in the history of Ryanair, no, did we build crap, yes, damn our reputation and apologize? Cheap airline Ryanair is supposed to employ flight attendants illegally But after research from Frontal 21 and WELT , Ryanair still has completely different problems. According to the opinion of recognized labor lawyers, the airline is concerned about its 700 flight attendants stationed in Germany at unlawful conditions. The editors have about 50 pages of contracts and company-internal memos. In this case, for example, the cabin crew must accept unrestricted unpaid leave of absence. Moreover, employees may be terminated at any time without giving reasons. This is how Enrico Ursi, flight attendant at Ryanair. Ursi is an Italian, 33 years old, married, he has two children and lives with his family in southern Germany. According to his employment contract, his home base is Baden-Baden. Although he has lived in Germany for five years, Ryanair insists that his employment contract is subject to Irish law. This has consequences for Ursi. The notice period is a maximum of eight weeks, he must take unpaid leave of absence and accept a confidentiality agreement with the Ryanair medical officer. Ursi is convinced after several years with Ryanair: We are the new modern slaves. The contracts, the payment, the lack of support, the conditions, the costs - I do not think that one can do with dignity. Enrico Ursi, flight attendant at Ryanair German labor lawyers are sure that the design of the contract at Ryanair is illegal. "Those who work permanently in Germany will not be able to agree on a foreign labor law in the employment contract that underpins compulsory employee protection under German law," says the well-known employment lawyer Peter Schüren, professor at the University of Münster, who has analyzed the Ryanair contracts Formulations in the employment contracts of the flight attendants are not compatible with German labor law. Ryanair defends the design of his employment contracts and refers to Irish labor law. Finally, the flight attendants would work mainly in the air and there in Irish airplanes. As far as Ryanair knew, there were no differences between Irish and German labor law, except for the legally prescribed maximum probationary period. In Ireland, this amounts to twelve, in Germany only six months. The company acknowledges that it has adapted the Irish contracts to German law, but only in one respect. The company "... no other differences, but we have asked the speakers of the German pilots to name other differences, and we will include them in our contracts." Basically, the company shares with: In the case of disputes, German labor courts would be competent Bremen's law professor Wolfgang Däubler has analyzed the Ryanair contracts on behalf of the Bundestag's Left Group. He also concludes that the Irish airline does not comply with European law. The left-wing politician, Klaus Ernst, is calling for the creation of social and air-port licensing requirements for airlines. "There are exploitation agreements, then there are worse exploitation agreements and then the contracts of Ryanair come," says Ernst. "I have never seen such a treaty that violates the rights of the employed, in such a way that one can really talk about brutal exploitation," said Ernst against ZDF. The Federal Ministry of Labor does not wish to comment on the specific case, but makes it clear: "If the rights of employees are to be denied to them under international private law, this is unacceptable." In mid-September 2017, for example, the European Court of Justice ruled on such Ryanair contracts in Belgium. Ryanair's staff executive, Eddie Wilson, commented on the court's decision in a press release saying, "We do not believe that this affects the contracts of our Irish employees in any way." The longtime Ryanair flight attendant Enrico Ursi does not want to accept this. Also because he earned in his job only about 1000 euros net a month. "With this job I do not have the rounds. Payday, that is to say for me: take the money and pay directly the bills with it. "The euphoria for the Traumberuf flight attendant has now gone by with him.


John said, Ryanair have two Irish companies set up in Ireland to scour the internet for wanabe cabin crew.Crewlink Ireland and Dalmac/Workforce International who target mostly young Eastern Europeans who are willing to work for €10 a flight which is hard to believe but so true. A cabin crew training fee of €2,999 with a €700 accommodation fee must be agreed to be paid by these students.A few years ago a Irish back loan would cover this cost but hard work by Ryanairdontcare Campaign's John Foley put a stop to this. Let us look at the smaller company Dalmac in Rush Ireland. It is run by a lady called Ann McCrudden
Ann started off business in the 90's with language with a company called Fingal Language Institute of Main Street,Rush in Dublin which teaches students the English language.In 2004 she set up a company call Dalmac/Workforce International which was guided by Ryanair to recruit and training wanabe cabin crew for Ryanair.The idea was to recruit as many young cabin crew as possible for Ryanair,give them a bogus probationary contract,charge them a training fee and in no time put in place discrepancies so that these students could be Terminated.Ann McCrudden new the Irish employment law was a joke and these terminated cabin crew under 12 months had no rights whatsoever.With most working away from their families they simply went back home after Termination. In simple terms thousands got recruited with thousands being terminated.The more McCrudden could recruit the more could be Terminated, it was that simple. With 2,000+ Ryanair cabin crew on her books at any one time it became very lucrative indeed. The cabin crew training consisted of a 6 week study in their school in Rush with a class avarage capacity of 40 students.Many course's would overlap as McCrudden would be inundated with Eastern Europeans wanting to work.All paying €3,000 training fee x 40 = €120,000 and a fee of €700 for accommodation =€28,000. I have lost count of how many times I did a protests outside their training centre in Rush Ireland to make young people aware of the recruitment scam ,but at the begining of my campaign it was important to show Ann McCrudden I new her game plan and would target this plan of hers. I remember one time I paid a visit to her cabin crew training centre in Rush Ireland,I will never forget this day and how serious local businesses and people became soon as they new I was in the village.Rush is a little village 40 minute bus ride from Dublin and 10 minutes from skerries.The main street going through the village has about 15 shops,one post office,one coffee shop (owned by McCrudden ) and one Irish Bank. Dalmac/Workforce International cabin crew training centre is at the top of Main Street next to a coffee shop which is owned by McCrudden.This is very busy when the training takes place as it is the place to eat for students.In total McCrudden owns three large buildings here all used by cabin crew students. I posted information over the internet of all my planned protests as a way in gaining high ranking on Google,so they new I was coming. I walk up main street giving out leaflets about Ryanair recruitment and walked into their post office and was told to leave, next stop was the Irish Bank who gave out the €3,000 Ryanair cabin crew training loan ,they also asked me to leave so up main street I went. Just got outside the cabin crew training centre placing my banner on the side walk then this happened. https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=28s&v=07glwX5eJCY I called the police made a complaint and travelled back to Skerries Ireland to give a police statement,to this day never been told wHo this person was. At first I thought it was a worker at Dalmac/Workforce International trying intimidation on me which did not work. As I pointed out at the beginning a accommodation fee of €700 is paid for by every recruited student for a 6 week stay in Rush.No hotels so these students stay with villages who make a lot of money out of Ryanair cabin crew recruitment.So 40 students every 6 weeks paying €700each = €28,000 in accommodation to village's TIME TO INTINIDATED ME RIGHT.. You may ask how do I know this,well on the notice board outside the Dalmac/Workforce International cabin crew training centre was a list of 50 plus houses available for accommodation.€242,000 a year in accommodation alone to villages is a nice little earner.No wonder Rush villages don't like me. Ann McCrudden has become a very rich lady (millionaire) indeed from the high numbers of cabin crew she has recruited for Ryanair,not only from training fees ,coffee shop but the hourly rate of pay paid to her recruited students by Ryanair she gets a massive cut. The hourly rate of pay paid to these Pilot and cabin crew contractors by Ryanair is multi €millions with an average of 50% going to McCrudden, Michael O'Leary and David Bonderman. It is called a RECRUITMENT SCAM which my 18 year old daughter fell foul too. While we all want cheap fares, do we really want them on the back of crew members working for as little as €10 a flight and recruited for the sole purpose of Terminated by Ann McCrudden? .... You can see my blog post from 2015 which gives more details about Ryanair and Ann McCrudden. http://ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/ryanair-dalmac-cabin-crew-recruitment.html

22 Oct 2017


Ryanair's 23 year former chief financial officer and Michael O'Leary's friend Howard Millar of Aviation Leasing Company Stellwagen Group being investigated in courts in USA.With €billions involved. Looks like many former Ryanair employees up to their kneck in corrupt dealings.Would not surprise me if Ryanair are involved in these aircraft leasing deals.


Scum bag Alart, Declan Dooney Michael O'leary's mate is hated so much by Ryanair Pilots.They all remember him at Brookfield Aviation the Ryanair agent for bogus Ryanair contracts and very much involved in pilot exploitation.He also did time at Excel Aviation still involved in recruitment for Ryanair. Now he lands himself a role as CEO of Simtech doing pilot A 320 Type Rating Courses and much more earning € Thousands a time from Ryanair pilots who then get offered Bogus Pilot contracts. From his website, Declan joined Simtech as the new Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Previously, Declan was the Managing Director of Excel Aviation, an international recruitment and employment agency supplying personnel to mainly the aviation sector. Prior to Excel Aviation, Declan served as the Commercial Manager for Brookfield Aviation International. During his time there, he was responsible for the management and growing of a pool of contract pilots operating with Ryanair from 120 to 2000.

20 Oct 2017

Stansted Ryanair Pilots voted 69% against 39% for on a 91% turnout.

Ryanair Pilots at their main UK base Stansted Airport have rejected the increased pay offer from Ryanair's Michael O'Leary. Michael O'Leary was sure pilots at their main base would exept this, HOW WRONG IS HE. Pilots are professionals and being exploited for years by Ryanair has taken its toll. Stansted Ryanair Pilots voted 69% against 39% for on a 91% turnout. Wonder what the two muppets below will do next.

19 Oct 2017

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Ryanair Holdings plc .MICHAEL O'LEARY INSIDER TRADING.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Ryanair Holdings plc - RYAAY.. Information below sent to Financial Services Authority from Ryanairdontcare Campaign's founder John Foley. Doomed to Fail "Michael " .... Dear Financial Services Authority, My name is John Foley founder member of a organisation called Ryanairdontcare Campaign which was set up in 2009 after my 18 year old daughter Sarah,was exploited as cabin crew by Ryanair/Crewlink. It has come to my attention that Ryanair's CEO MICHAEL O'LEARY could be involved in insider trading of Ryanair shares in 2017. On September 15, 2017, Ryanair announced that it would cancel over 2,000 flights due to delays and strikes prompted by staffing issues with the Company's pilots and cabin crew. On this news, the Company's American Depositary Receipt ("ADR") price fell $1.15, or 1.06%, to close at $107.00 on September 18, 2017. On September 27, 2017, Ryanair announced that it would cancel 18,000 further flights, affecting about 400,000 passengers, again citing staffing issues. On the following day, the U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority initiated an enforcement action against the Company for "persistently misleading passengers" about their rights. Following these revelations, the Company's ADR price fell $6.03, or 5.60%, to close at $101.59 on September 28, 2017. On October 6, 2017, post-market, Ryanair announced the resignation of its Chief Operating Officer Michael Hickey. On this news, the Company's ADR price fell $1.12, or 1.06%, to close at $104.61 on October 9, 2017. Information above came from Pomerantz LLP who are investigating claims on behalf of investors of Ryanair Holdings plc ("Ryanair" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: RYAAY). https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shareholder-alert-pomerantz-law-firm-investigates-claims-on-behalf-of-investors-of-ryanair-holdings-plc--ryaay-300539288.html In 2017 Over 700 pilots have left Ryanair in last financial year the Irish Airline Pilots Association have confirmed with recruitment of new pilots being at an all time low.This knowledge of Pilot leaving at Ryanair was known to Ryanair CEO MICHAEL O'LEARY as early as March 2017 and pilot future rostering problems where guaranteed to happen, not as a result of Ryanair Pilot Holiday missaps but exploited pilots at Ryanair could not take it anymore. The rostering problems due to pilots leaving in large numbers where known to Ryanair CEO MICHAEL O'LEARY as early as March 2017 and as late as July 2017.Rostering difficulties known to any Airlines crew control are known to their CEO's as they have a minimuim of four to maximum six month as a rostering plan is in place. Ryanair's CEO MICHAEL O'LEARY confirmed these Pilot rostering difficulties in Ryanair's September 2017 AGM at the Ryanair head office in Dublin. On June 8th 2017 Ryanair's CEO MICHAEL O'LEARY sold 4m shares just under the firm's all time high and netted €72 million, knowing full well the fall of Ryanair stock value in September 2017 would happen. This being an illegal practice of trading shares to one's own advantage through having access to confidential information that the public are not aware of. I do hope your good selves would fully investigate this and if found to be true , Ryanair's CEO MICHAEL O'LEARY should be charged with Insider Trading and face the penalty of this. I must confirm my named identity can be published in any public reporting of this investigation but would request my personal address to be kept private. Thank you very much for your time in reading my concerns. Kindest regards John Foley. Ryanairdontcare Campaign

World’s Largest Pilots Union Offers Support for Ryanair Colleagues’ Unionization Efforts

AMAZING NEWS ...CABIN CREW NEXT PLEASE GUY'S. World’s Largest Pilots Union Offers Support for Ryanair Colleagues’ Unionization Efforts.

Ryanair bogus self employed Pilots through Bogus McGinley Aviation.

The Ryanair bogus self employed Pilots through Bogus McGinley Aviation have been given an offer also. As you can see it all depends on whether Ryanair contracted pilots agree to keep unions out of Ryanair. Plain and simple. Ryanair and their bogus Pilot agencies are terrified,by pilots not taking these financial cookies from Ryanair it will lead to even more pilots leaving and the scrapping of Collective bargaining. Ryanair McGinley Pilots and Crewlink/Dalmac Cabin Crew generated a per hour rate of pay scam which benefits Ryanair to the tone multi €millions each month..

In Solidarity with Ryanair Pilots and Cabin Crew. Captain refuses to join Ryanair.

In Solidarity with Ryanair Pilots and Cabin Crew. Captain refuses to join Ryanair. "great"....


RYANAIR'S CABIN CREW RECRUITMENT IS A "RECRUITMENT SCAM"..... The public need to be made aware what Ryanair have been up to for years regarding Recruitment 4 Termination of young Cabin crew from all over Europe.Ryanair use two companies purposly set up to SCAM young cabin crew.Crewlink Ireland and Dalmac's Workforce International are the two companies set up that give out these Cabin Crew contracts. Crewlink Ireland being the largest recruiter and trainer of Cabin Crew having 4,500 Cabin Crew on their books. Since 2008 Crewlink Ireland have recruited and trained 20,400 cabin crew for Ryanair. As you can see 20,400 young cabin crew have ALL paid €3,000 to train as Cabin Crew generating €60 Million in training fees alone since 2008.. The simple understanding is this "RECRUITMENT for TERMINATION" is very profitable to Ryanair. The more get recruited the more get TERMINATED like Ryanairdontcare Campaign's founder John Foley 's daughter Sarah. Out of the 20,400 cabin crew that has joined and paid this Ryanair training fee since 2008 ,15,900 have gone. Ryanairdontcare Campaign's 8 year fight against Ryanair started because of this information above and we say a 60% minimum of the 15,400 got RECRUITMENT SCAMMED by Ryanair. . At RYANAIR Profit Will Always Be PRIORITY. Please Share To Help Stop This evil Practice by Ryanair.

Ryanair Europe's Biggest Exploiter Of Pilots And Cabin Crew.

Ryanair Europe's Biggest Exploiter Of Pilots And Cabin Crew. We are being told Ryanair are sacking and employing new senior management members to stop the problems regarding cancelled flights which will continue to effect thousands of Ryanair customers. In reality this foul treatment of Pilots and Cabin Crew at Ryanair has been going on for years and made Ryanair senior management and board members VERY RICH. The public need to know the truth on how bad it is www.ryanairdontcarecrew.blogspot.com is a great blog showing how bad Ryanair simple are . Irish Government, Aviation Authorities, Aviation Industry are complacent, in their knowing pockets are being filled at the expense of Pilots and Cabin Crew. THIS IS HOW BAD IT GET. A few years ago in Dublin I witnessed an employee of Dublin Airport Authority taking a Ryanair cabin crew training course which was being paid by a third party (DALMAC IN RUSH) Even though Dublin Airport are fully aware of the high % of cabin crew Terminations,never asking why so many cabin crew are.The very same Dublin Airport Authority making money off Terminations at Ryanair. Training fee and Airport ID being very prosperous. I also witnessed staff at the Irish Aviation Authority in Dublin lying to Police in an attempt to get someone arrested because this person was highlighting the fact that many of their current employee's came from Ryanair. ..KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY. Ryanair are rotten to the core and bringing in unions are the only way to stamp out "AVIATION CORRUPTION IN IRELAND".

13 Oct 2017


Should Ryanair's CEO Michael O'Leary be investigated for Insider trading. RYANAIR'S CEO MICHAEL O'LEARY SHOULD BE ARRESTED........ If This is not Insider Trading "THEN WHAT IS" asked Ryanairdontcare Campaign's founder John Foley. "Insider trading is the trading of a public company's stock or other securities by individuals with access to nonpublic information about the company.Ryanairdontcare Campaign's founder John Foley said "UK POLICE SHOULD INVESTIGATE THIS AND MICHAEL O'LEARY SHOULD BE ARRESTED" RYANAIR'S CEO MICHAEL O'LEARY SHOULD HE BE IN JAIL.????? Asked Ryanairdontcare Campaign's founder John Foley. Michael O'Leary must have new pilot shortages would effect the Ryanair share price.He sold 4 million Ryanair shares weeks prior netting a cool €72 million.Did he have access to nonpublic information about Ryanair before he sold these shares. Is this Insider Trading. "POLICE SHOULD INVESTIGATE THIS"

6 Oct 2017


"EXCLUSIVE" SENT TO RYANAIRDONTCARE CAMPAIGN. Letter sent internally by Michael O'leary to Pilots yesterday and under each paragraph is a serving Ryanair Pilots answer to Ryanair's CEO Michael O'leary.
John said, Truth told be a professional Pilot. Thank you (D).

5 Oct 2017

Ryanair cabin crew 'plotting mass strike and desertion to easyJet.GREAT...

Ryanair cabin crew 'plotting mass strike and desertion to easyJet. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ryanair-cabin-crew-prepare-to-strike-join-easyjet/


British Airline Pilots Association BALPA News Letter Today. TO ALL RYANAIR PILOTS IN THE UK Dear Colleague Thank you to all of the pilots who have recently attended meetings or have contacted us at BALPA House regarding the recent events in Ryanair. BALPA congratulate the Ryanair pilots on the breath-taking speed of organising a pan-European campaign for unity. In many ways we are not surprised that the vast majority of the pilot community have united in such a way. The Company’s hostility towards unions is well known, so in the absence of such structures, it was inevitable the pilots themselves would form their own collective voice at some point. The ERC structures, for so many years have been used by Ryanair to ‘negotiate deals’ base by base and to segregate natural pilot groups. The use of Brookfield and Storm contract pilots exclude a huge percentage of the pilot group from ERC discussions so the demand for proper contracts of employment is certainly long overdue. BALPA, along with the other Member Associations and the European Cockpit Association support the EERC and their call to negotiate with Ryanair. A letter to all UK ERC reps from BALPA can be found here, the same or similar letters have been sent to ERC’s across Europe. Could you please ensure that this is circulated to as many Ryanair pilots as possible. Unless your ERC reps is a member of BALPA they may not receive this directly. The BALPA National Executive Committee (the elected governing body of BALPA) met today and reaffirmed their support to all Ryanair pilots to exercise their right to organise. BALPA will speak on behalf of the Ryanair pilots in Government, Europe and the media. We will assist Ryanair members in their activity and union membership drive and facilitate meetings and events across the UK bases on request. We have been advised today that a ballot closed in STN. In response to a question ‘do you want a new ERC election’ - 90% of those who voted had voted yes. Despite this, the airline seems set on undermining any real negotiations and yet seems willing to throw money at the problem. What is needed is long term security not short-term fixes. How much value has a one-off cash payment now if the airline refuses to increase your pay, improve benefits, pensions or provide proper contracts for the next 10 years. Ryanair pilots would benefit long-term from a real negotiating structure with proper elected and trained reps. BALPA can support this - if the pilots support it. The company have inadvertently presented the pilot community with an opportunity to demand more than a short-term gain. You have the support of the whole of BALPA including 10,000 UK members and you have public opinion on your side. We support the simple and realistic demands made by the EERC. Proper contracts and a collective voice are not unreasonable. Keep unity and momentum with the EERC campaign and make base by base deals a thing of the past and demand proper contracts and a collective voice. In unity – your BALPA team