Strikes, lawsuits and inspections. Ryanair’s granite wall is slowly beginning to crumble. And even in Italy, the unions are getting involved.
For now it’s a “divided march to strike together,” but it all started with a joint letter sent to the Ministry of Transport by the unions (Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl, Uilt, Ugl) and the independent workers (Anpav, flight crew, and Anpac, pilots) on Oct. 3. The letter asks for a “comparison of employment contracts and application of the rules by foreign companies to onboard personnel.” The target of the reprimand is clear: the O’Leary system, which has never responded to any communication from the unions.
The meeting with Minister Delrio will take place on Tuesday, and here the unions are aiming for “a change in climate that will serve to round Ryanair up,” a trade unionist said confidently.