Belgium - Union victory at Ryanair - February 28, 2019

Around 50% of Ryanair cabin crew in Belgium used to be employed by Crewlink, a subcontractor of the Irish low-cost airline. Ryanair has announced that the workers concerned will be offered to sign an employment contract with Ryanair itself. According to the unions Crewlink was working with even worse employment conditions than those of Ryanair. A part of the staff that was employed by Crewlink did not even have a minimum number of guaranteed working hours and therefore had no minimum financial security. Furthermore, since 31 January 2019 Belgian labour law is applied to pilots and cabin crew that are directly employed by Ryanair. This means that the two main demands that led to last summer’s strikes are now met.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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