12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
RYANAIR has been forced to agree token compensation for a group of 140 check-in staff and aircraft dispatchers who were sacked in February after the airline bought Buzz, a competitor owned by KLM. According to the GMB Union it had reached an out of court settlement. Quoted in The Guardian the union”s senior organiser, Ed Blissett, said "Ryanair's unnecessary sackings paint an accurate picture of a callous and malevolent employer who doesn't give a damn for anyone or anything apart from making a profit." This chapter of the Ryanair epic has now closed with the strong possibility that in fact it is not the Irish airline that is providing the funds but KLM, who are believed to have agreed an indemnity at the time of the takeover.