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Unions allege Ryanair is breaching labour laws by trying to deter workers from striking; co denies allegations

Author: Sean Farrell and Rob Davies, The Guardian, Published on: 10 August 2018

Ryanair is facing legal claims from unions for allegedly violating labour laws during a row with striking workers... [A]fter making deals with unions [...], the airline has failed to engage with workers, unions claim. Pilots and cabin crew have responded with a string of strikes seeking better terms and conditions... While most EU countries allow companies to dock pay from striking staff, union sources said Ryanair threatened to strip crew of productivity bonuses and warned that their promotion chances would be affected, which would be in breach of labour laws... A Ryanair spokesperson said: “As with any company dealing with industrial relations disputes and strike action, employee attendance is recorded so that pay can be adjusted accordingly. Participation in a strike does not affect promotion or transfer decisions and this was also confirmed to our crew.”

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