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Ryanair cabin crew planning to strike before jumping ship to eayJet, says flight attendant

The flight attendant, who spoke anonymously, said that cabin crew were organising the walk-out despite rules against unions in their contract

RYANAIR flight attendants are planning to strike, then move to a rival airline, according to a member of cabin crew.

The claims were made to The Telegraph by a Ryanair employee who has been working for the company for three years.

 A Ryanair flight attendant has claimed that cabin crew are planning to strike and then jump ship to easyJet (file photo)
A Ryanair flight attendant has claimed that cabin crew are planning to strike and then jump ship to easyJet (file photo)

The member of staff, who spoke anonymously to the newspaper, said that flight attendants were organising the walk-out despite rules against unions in their contract.

They said: “Imagine that the five aircraft of our base will not depart on one day.

"And we are talking only about five aircraft in my base. It will be a mess.”

The employee claimed Ryanair was the “North Korea of aviation” and that working for the airline did not compare to other low-cost carriers like Norwegian and easyJet.

 The employee said that Ryanair was the 'North Korea of aviation'
The employee said that Ryanair was the 'North Korea of aviation'

They said: “The situation is getting worse. We work more than 100 hours a month.

“We are paid for 100 hours a month but we work something like 140-160 since they don't consider the ‘turnarounds’ duty time.”

Since the staffing rotas issues that led to tens of thousands of flights being cancelled last month, there have been several reports of staff threatening to walk from their jobs.

There have been complaints that cabin crew face disciplinary action if they do not meet certain sales targets, although the airline has denied this.

There have also been claims that staff have to pay for uniforms, which was denied by Ryanair.


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When asked about the claims that Ryanair cabin crew were planning to strike the airline refused to comment.

Aspokesperson told Sun Online: “We don’t comment on rumour or speculation.”

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/4618633/ryanair-cabin-crew-planning-to-strike-before-jumping-ship-to-easyjet-says-flight-attendant/

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