The concerning truths behind working at Ryanair

The concerning truths behind working at Ryanair

The embattled budget airline Ryanair, who recently announced the cancellation of 2,100 flights due to a shortage of crew, is now facing threats of more cancellations as several pilots reject cash bonuses to work extra days.

Ryanair offered pilots a one-off bonus of up to £12,000 to prevent further cancellations, meaning pilots would have to give up their holidays. However, The Guardian has obtained a draft letter signed by Ryanair pilots from across Europe, rejecting the offer and warning they will now “work to rule”.

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Comments (4)

  • Mathew Dennison
    Mathew Dennison
    Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:47am GMT
    Ok so you can get a flight for as little as £9 travelling over 1000 miles at nearly 600mph and you wonder why they are under pressure to sell extras!?
    Seriously people, I don't condone poor working conditions but you need to get a grip. Something has to give if they are to maintain that level of pricing.

    To quote someone else, “Moaning about Ryanair is the equivalent of buying £5 jeans from Primark and complaining about employee working conditions in Cambodia.”

    As for the pressure selling, there isn’t any anyway..! They have no idea how to sell or even what real pressure sales are like.
  • Sir
    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 9:48pm BST
    Oh, Frequant (sic) Flyer - if only HR Grapevine had a "Like" button - you have hit the nail on the head !
  • Sir
    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 1:28pm BST
    I think it's about time the market rid itself of this exploitative employer - Ryanair is best left to go bust, leaving staff free to join other carriers who, hopefully, will treat their staff better.
    Cheap flights come at a cost - we've finally found out what that cost is.
  • A frequant flyer
    A frequant flyer
    Thu, 21 Sep 2017 1:02pm BST
    I'm sorry but people can't have it both ways. You pay £10 for a flight and of course the employees are going to have a tough time. Ryanair is the airline equivalent of buying £5 jeans from Primark and complaining over employee working conditions in Cambodia.

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