Ryanair has resorted to the sanction imposed by the Labor Inspectorate for not paying cabin crew (TCP) the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI), alleging that it refers to “a small number of new employees” and is based in “selective for a partial month” information, regardless of full income.
The airline has issued this statement in response to said sanction, which was announced last Friday. The sanction has been imposed after a complaint by the USO union about hourly pay contracts and no base salary that Ryanair and its recruitment agencies apply to TCPs.
The sanction includes fines of between 750 and 7,500 euros. The union has analyzed the documentation provided by him and considers that, since it is not specified whether they are full-time or part-time contracts, they are obliged to consider them full-time, for which reason they planned to receive the SMI.
After signing a collective agreement with CCOO
In its statement, the airline has registered that it has recently signed a collective agreement with the CCOO with which improvements have been established for the Spanish TCPs and “they have been paid in all cases a salary well above the Spanish minimum”. According to the company, under the CCOO agreement, Ryanair crew members earn up to 40,000 euros a year and enjoy a ‘roster’ of 5 days of work and 3 days off.