Department probes claims of bogus self-employment of pilots at Ryanair

IALPA dossier calls on officials to deal with status of Ryanair’s contractor pilots

11th November, 2018
Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Ryanair Pic: Bloomberg

The Department of Employment Affairs is investigating a complaint by a Ryanair pilot about alleged bogus self-employment at the airline.

Just 34 per cent of Ryanair pilots are on permanent contracts, with the rest either self-employed or sub-contracted from another company or a temporary work agency.

The department’s assistant secretary, Patricia Murphy, confirmed to an Oireachtas committee last week that its Scope section – which looks into allegations of bogus self-employment – is investigating a complaint...

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