Just one week ahead of a massive striker by Ryanair’s cabin crew the European Commission says the airline must abide by the labour laws of the country where their employees reside.
“There are rules, and these are very clear,” said EU Transportation Commissioner Violeta Bulc in an interview with EL PAÍS on Wednesday.
“The place where the worker gets up and goes back to sleep is what determines where the law is applied,” added EU Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen.
The low-cost Irish Airline is now bracing itself for a cabin crew strike that will affect flights in Belgium, Spain, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands on Friday, September 28th. The unions behind the strike are opposed to Ryanair’s practice of putting all their employees on Irish work contracts rather than those of the countries where they live.