Ryanair accused of providing ‘slave contracts’ for Norwegian cabin crew

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, have featured heavily in the Norwegian press over the last few days regarding employee conditions that one anonymous cabin crew member refers to as “slave contracts”.

Moss-Avis, a Norwegian news website, spoke with the unnamed Ryanair employee this week about the issues that staff face. He said that if Ryanair found out who he was that he would be fired.

The problems he highlighted include low wages of about 1300 Euros per month. This is so low that the Norwegian immigration authorities did not believe it was possible for someone to live on such a meagre amount.

It has also been reported that cabin crew at Ryanair will be paid only for the hours they are in the air.  Any delay or cancellation results in no pay. And then, once you’re in the air, the pressure is reportedly very high for the crew to sell as much as they can with some staff on commissions.

Read the full story on Moss-Avis at: http://www.moss-avis.no/nyheter/ikke-la-ryanair-fa-fred-1.5728125

We’ve provided a translated link too, for those that don’t speaky Norgy: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=no&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.moss-avis.no%2Fnyheter%2Fikke-la-ryanair-fa-fred-1.5728125

Other links reporting the same story:
http://www.dagbladet.no/2010/10/19/nyheter/innenriks/fly/arbeidskontrakt/13908019/

http://www.f-b.no/nyheter/snappet-arbeidskontrakt-ut-av-hendene-pa-journalist-1.5729808

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5 thoughts on “Ryanair accused of providing ‘slave contracts’ for Norwegian cabin crew

  1. This has been going on with ryanair for years..Europes worst paid airline for probationary cabin crew and termination levels of probationary cabin crew at ryanair are Europes largest..That is two records in Europe, ryanair hold…shame on you BONDEWRMAN tpg and O’LEARY.Your time will be up very soon..
    I hate ryanair please keep up the great work…Worst airline to fly with and worst airline to work for…FACT….

  2. “low wages of about 1300 Euros per month. This is so low that the Norwegian immigration authorities did not believe it was possible for someone to live on such a meagre amount.”

    I live on 1000 euros per month, I have my holidays travelling abroad and I save. Should I consider myself poor?

  3. Norway is the most expensive country in the world. With 1300 euro you can hardly pay housing and related expenses (heating, gas, electricity, etc).

  4. January 2011 3 probationary ryanair cabin crew contacted our campaign to inform us of their months salar.
    One prcc recieved 540 Euro
    Second prcc recieved 580 Euro
    Third prcc recieved 620 Euro.

    This was for one month….Just wish the UK press would fight the very same way as Norwegian press do…

    John Foley
    ryanairdontcare

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