Ryanair has denied firing four cabin crew (TCP) residents in Mallorca who refused to fly for exceeding the maximum hours allowed by law, stating that the reason for the dismissal was that “they did not comply with their work.”
The airline has assured that the refusal to fly occurred “without long hours of flight or fatigue” and explained that all the TCPs work with a fixed “roster” of five working days and three days of payroll, something that exceeds the minimum requirements established by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA, for its acronym in English).
In addition, he added that it conforms to the law that prevents cabin crew fly more than 900 hours per year (an average of 18 hours per week).
Sources from the Sitcpla union explained that the dismissals occurred when the four cabin crew members had to operate four flights on July 8 on a route from Palma to Madrid and return to connect with a flight to Colonia and back to the Mallorcan city, in total about 12 hours that could be 15.
According to the union, after these layoffs occurred, Ryanair issued a letter to all employees advising them that they would carry out disciplinary measures that could lead to dismissal in the event of any such denial.