Infantile Disorder | 16.03.2012 19:01 | Workers' Movements
John Foley is dedicated to spreading the word about Ryanair's exploitation
In the case of Sarah Foley, a supervisor tried to persuade her to resign the day before she was sacked. If she had done this, she would have been charged an additional two hundred euros. In the event, she was refused a flight home because - as a non-employee - she was ineligible.
As if this weren't bad enough, those who survive the initial training course are put on a twelve month probation, and are paid at a much lower rate than others performing the same work, with the company making an extra £20 million per year from their labour. Again, this acts as an incentive for the airline to operate an employment revolving door.
Tomorrow is the last day of the Week of Action Against Ryanair, initiated by Liverpool Solidarity Federation. Pickets have been taking place around the country, including at the Cheltenham Festival, around the Ryanair Chase. However, if you are not attending these pickets, you can make your point to Ryanair by phoning +353 1 812 1212, faxing +353 1 812 1676, or using their web-based complaints form. But perhaps the most valuable thing you can do is spread the word about Ryanair's hyper-exploitative labour practices.
More information about the campaign can be found at the Ryanair Don't Care blog.