The Flights Are Not Going Out All Over Europe

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Ryanair’s Europe destinations

Further to industrial action by pilots in Ireland, and cabin crew in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium…

Ryanair pilots in Belgium have announced that they will strike on 10 August as the industrial dispute at Europe’s largest airline escalates.

Earlier this morning, the Swedish pilots union confirmed that they too will strike on the same date….

The German pilots union VC has also backed strike action…

…In addition, yesterday, Ryanair’s pilots based in the Netherlands voted almost unanimously to join the campaign of industrial action…

Ryanair dispute sees pilots in Belgium set to strike (RTE)

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50 thoughts on “The Flights Are Not Going Out All Over Europe

  1. Dhod

    Was talking to a chap that had been for an interview with Ryanair earlier in the summer. He was looking for a flight attendant job and got it but decided not to take it due to working conditions.
    He sez that he would only be paid for time spent in the air and any work before or after that counted for nothing

  2. Bonkers

    come gather round children it’s high time ye learned bout a hero named homer and a devil named burns.

    We’ll march til we drop the girls and the fellas, we’ll fight til the death or else fold like umbrellas

    We’ll march day and night by the big cooling tower they have the plant but we have the power

  3. Ollie Cromwell

    Strange people the Irish.
    They welcome with open arms foreign multi-nationals which pay very little tax but deride one of Ireland’s greatest home-grown companies.
    If you don’t want to work for Ryanair under their terms don’t accept their offer of a job.

    1. millie st murderlark

      Don’t forget duckie, YOU’RE Irish too. Or you claim to be.

      So you’re as mad as the rest of us.

      1. Rob_G

        This is purely anecdotal, but on nearly every Ryanir flight on which I was paying attention, the pilot was Irish. And this was often on flights that didn’t include Dublin.

        1. Cian

          Any chance on putting a guesstimate of the number of flights in your anecdotal study? Are we talking 2 or 200? ;-)

    2. Nigel

      If you don’t want the people who work for you to ask for better conditions don’t employ humans.

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Ryanair pilots out of Dublin earn between €150,000-200,000 a year.
        Cabin crew earn between €24,000-40,000 a year depending on experience.Not bad for flogging paninis.
        Up the workers !

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            Even the ones whose hard-earned holiday plans are being ruined by striking pilots on up to €200,00 a year.
            Champagne socialism at its finest baby.

        1. anne

          Apparently after a certain amount money isn’t a factor in job satisfaction.

          Are they striking for more money?

    3. Dr.Fart MD

      few corrections, Ollie.
      THE GOVERNMENT welcome with open arms foreign multi-nationals, which pay very little tax (also THE GOVERNMENT who ensure these low tax rates, not the rest of us) .. deriding Ryanair, comes easy. Just use them a few times and anyone would have bad feelings towards them as a company. Eg. I was flying with them recently and went to check in at the airport 2 hours before the short flight, and they said i was minutes too late and had to pay an extra €55. They make you pay if you want to sit beside someone, thats plain mean spirited. I won’t go on, they have countless customer-unfriendly policies.

      Anyway, why do you think “the irish” are being strange for not liking Ryanair SOLELY because it’s home grown? Incredibly stupid remark. Being home-grown isn’t enough to warrant blind allegiance. It’s the kind of remark that makes me think you must be Irish.

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Yes,thank you,Rob.
        It has been a busy day here at Chateau Broadsheet but now it’s time for scoops.

        1. Bernie

          Cheers and bottoms up Ollie, at a quick glance I can see you’ve been busy, going to pour a large G + T and scroll through, I trust it’ll be worth my trouble ;-)

      1. Bernie

        Slurp is right, sooooo cool and refreshing and going down like there’s no tomorrow, Sláinte x

    1. Rob_G

      MOL is longest-serving airline CEO of recent years, I think rumours of his decline are greatly exaggerated.

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Yup.
        He brought low cost travel to hundreds of millions of people,built a fantastic Irish company from virtually nothing and created thousands of jobs.
        He has more find financial nous than the entire Irish government and brought fantastic returns to shareholders of which fortunately I’ve been one for years.
        Without him you’d still be paying a fortune to cross the Irish Sea.
        The strikers,many on a good whack for working far fewer hours than the passengers they’re affecting, should be careful not to kill the goose that laid the golden egg.

        1. Starina

          “shareholders of which fortunately I’ve been one for years.”

          There is the crux of Ollie’s support for RyanAir.

          Shareholders are parasites.

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            Do you contribute towards a pension scheme ? What do you think the pension fund invests in ?

  4. Ollie Cromwell

    The public sector pensions funds are invested in shares.
    The unions that Nigel thinks are so wonderful invest their funds in shares.
    Does that make them parasites ?
    As the great Margaret Thatcher once said the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money to spend.

    1. Nigel

      No. It means they have a stake in workers who provide profits for their funds bring treated fairly.

      1. Starina

        +1 Nigel.

        “The great Margaret Thatcher” well your username is accurate anyway, Cromwell

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