Yet another example of Ryanair making the headline's - this time its the staff who get p***ed off :
Spain's High Court ordered Ryanair on Friday to reinstate 224 workers collectively dismissed from four bases in the country, saying the reasons given by the airline for seeking to close the bases did not justify such a move.
The budget carrier said it had instructed its lawyers to appeal the decision.
In its sentencing, seen by Reuters, the court said the budget airline must immediately reinstate the workers "in the same working conditions" and with "immediate payment of wages not received" since their contracts were terminated in January.
Ryanair dismissed the employees, who worked at bases in Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, and Girona in mainland Spain, after announcing it planned to close the four hubs due to delays in the delivery of grounded Boeing 737 MAX planes.
But the court rejected Ryanair's arguments that the Boeing delay, Brexit, and the seasonality of the Girona base justified the dismissals.
Gustavo Silva, general secretary of the USO union, one of three that sued Ryanair, welcomed the decision.
"I hope this makes it clear to them (Ryanair) they have to comply with the law and begin to change their attitude," he said.
Blow to British holidaymakers as Spanish restrictions 'could last until 2021'.
Up to 18 million leave the UK and head to Spain every year but travel plans could stay on hold as Minister of Labour Yolanda Diaz said easing lockdown measures is likely to be done in two phases ... affects flights in and out of the country which have been severely restricted – and halted – as a result of the pandemic. Ms Diaz said these sectors will have "enormous difficulties" to resume their activity so various measures are already being looked at.
Hmm, nice try John, but I think I'd rather be furloughed on 80% pay than the 50% pay cut Ryanair has imposed on all their workers. As usual, Ryanair lets down its staff and customers far more than any other airline. Once this virus is over people will remember the company that took the p*ss.
O'Leary has said that the airline group assumes flights will stay grounded until a "limited" resumption in June. "If it continues beyond that, I think we would have to look at some job losses."
Aw - breaks your heart ... personally I can't see any flights operating in June but I do feel so sorry for the multi millionaire who charges you extra to sit next to your wife on a flight.
Sage - If you want to see what people really think of Ryanair just google them. I guess they're cheap for a reason. Thousands of people are complaining from countries all over the world. Or you could go to BBC, Twitter, Guardian, Independent, Daily Mail, Facebook, TripAdvisor, Martin Lewis's Money Saving Expert, TrustPilot, Liverpool Echo, Metro, Irish Times, Which?, The Sun, The Telegraph. I could go on but Sage chooses to highlight the 'Euro Weekly News' whatever that is. Get real mate.
Anyone had any luck getting EZJ refunds for cancelled flights due to Covid? They are normally more customer friendly than RYA.
RYA are sitting on my money. They are offering vouchers (even to people who've requested refunds on their site) and say they can't refund flights (contrary to EU law, contract law and their own Ts+Cs) until Covid is finished. God knows when that could be? Thousands of complaints on trustpilot, twitter, facebook about Ryanair. Maybe they have no money left?
Don't waste time calling or emailing RYA - their customer service record is awful - they take ages to answer and then just fob you off or cut you off anyway. Just go on facebook, twitter, Money saving expert, trustpilot. Full of thousands of complaints about Ryanair. They are obviously burning through cash right now with this voucher nonsense and sitting on our money. Add your complaint to all sites. The more the merrier. Get your refund through CC company stating failure to deliver service - quickest way to get refund. The CC company will then chase RYA for money PLUS admin fee. Win win !!
Go also to Competiton and Markets Authority (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/competition-and-markets-authority/about/complaints-procedure) fill out the form (takes only 2 minutes). They will investigate this breach of EU law.
Like many people, I have been promised a cash refund as I requested, only to hear today after several weeks’ wait that I have been given a worthless voucher for future travel with this utter disgrace of a company. When the crisis started Mr O’Leary was quick to reassure everyone that the company was profitable and very secure, having made a fortune last financial year, and being underpinned by 4 billion in assets. Why then are Ryanair effectively expecting their hard working customers to provide them with an interest free loan for the foreseeable future? Lie has piled upon lie, and you cannot trust anything that these fraudsters say. Consumer law and EU law are very clear over the fact that in the case of cancellations, customers are entitled to a cash refund; there is no ambiguity over this. The initial stalling tactic to buy time was to claim that they had staff shortages due to their customer service staff self isolating, and now this has turned into the claim that because these staff are working from home they are unable to process refunds for security reasons. Why? All other reputable companies and organisations are managing to do so. For Ryanair to decide that their financial needs are greater than ours at a time of great hardship for so many people is utterly reprehensible and unforgivable. The choice of a voucher for flights that we are unable to take and therefore clearly not worth the paper it is written on, or of being placed in a queue for a refund once the coronavirus crisis is over, is not a choice at all. The management of this company should be in prison. And low cost fares; please! That is as much of a con as anything else about this rickety wagon of snake oil salesmen.
It's not funny sage. They are taking the p***. The flight was cancelled by them on 20th March a full month ago. At a time when many have lost their jobs and income it is disgusting that RYA are sitting on people's money and not refunding it. We do not want vouchers for future flights that may not happen. Still no less than what I would expect from Ryanair. I will now go through my credit card company to demand a refund.
Good luck getting a refund. I am still waiting for mine from a flight that was scheduled but cancelled 2 weeks ago. They sent me an email saying you can request a cash refund however bear in mind we will place your request in the cash refund queue until the COVID-19 emergency has passed. So that could be September if I'm lucky. Other airlines are honouring refunds. I recommend you check out ryanair on trustpilot to see what the public really think of Ryanair.
Surprised the SP so low. They are doing lots of work around here as they have a big building and maintenance contract with the local council. They're one of a few companies able to make income during this lockdown.
This is one to stay in for the long term. With demand for online shopping skyrocketing due to lockdowns around the world, Amazon’s share price rose by 5.3% to reach a record high on Tuesday. BOO will also reach an all time high when the results are out. OK it's not the massive screaming bargain it was a few weeks ago but it's still a bargain.
BBC reporting Next had to shut down website as online demand is so high. Amazon USA take on extra 100,000 staff. All good news for BOO who have been trading throughout. BOO should therefore report stellar results and SP is starting to show this expectation with high volume.