Ryanair was dismissed by six crew members based in Portugal, accused of publishing a "fake image" lying on the ground and condemning their working conditions, the company said on Wednesday.
"Six members of the Porto crew were resigned on Monday, November 5, (…) for serious violations after they put up the wrong picture" to believe "that they" were forced to sleep on the low-cost airline said in a statement .
Ryanair, who has been stuck in conflict with employees in several countries for several months, said his reputation was suffering from the publication of this photo, triggering controversy.
"Expression of the right to indignation"
On 14 October, when the storm blocked air traffic, there were more than 20 crew members in Malaga airport in Portugal. First, in the Ryanair crew room, fitted with some chairs by trade unions, and then in the VIP room, which is usually intended for customers. Employees were then laid on the ground for a photo. He posted on Twitter and claimed that his employees were "sleeping on the floor of the crew", he served to challenge the management.
This is the Ryanair 737 Crew, based in Portugal, stranded in Malaga, Spain a few nights ago due to the storm. They were on the plane of the Ryanair crew. RYR earns 1.25 billion euros this year @peterbellew ? pic.twitter.com/lILWZVqqGj
– Jim Atkinson (@Jimbaba) October 14, 2018
"Unfortunately, all hotels in Malaga were full," he responded by the director of operations Peter Bellew. "The storm in Portugal has caused enormous damage. The team then moved [de la salle d’équipage] in VIP room ".
"We all know that Malaga (…) and the entire Costa del Sol have a huge housing offer, especially in October, in the low season," returned the Spanish trade union Sticpla to the statement received on Wednesday by AFP. For Luciana Passo, President of the Portuguese SNPVAC Association, this controversial photo was primarily a "manifestation of the right to indignation".
"There were 24 crew members in the room with 8 chairs. Some decided to show resentment by lying on the ground because the other chairs were occupied, one person who was not a crew member decided to publish a photo on the social In the end, they were fired! "she said, according to the Portuguese agency Lucia.
This dismissal is a "disgrace" that was occupied by AFP Ernesto Iglesias on Wednesday, the Spanish association USO. "We were charged with accusations during the strike [européenne chez Ryanair en septembre] that crew rooms should not rest, "he said.