Irish airline Ryanair has suffered a setback in a decade-long legal battle against social organizations and French unions. The Paris Court of Appeals upheld the carrier’s guilt at low cost in a case of concealed work. The debate took place on May 13, but a week later the heroes received a copy of the verdict. The reasons for the decision are serious and the magistrates consider that the company has “Voluntary withdrawal from social legislation” Tricolor flag by A “Cheating” Behavior.
Action was taken against Ryanair in late 2009 following a report from the Central Office for the Fighting of Illicit Workers and complaints from several employee organizations and the Casey de Flight Crew Pensions (CRPN). The facts affect the very foundations of the company’s Marseille-Marignan Airport, which opened without registering with the Commercial Register or announcing about 130 employees to Ursaf – these fall within the ambit of Irish Social Security. Management refrained from creating representative bodies for its employees (work council, staff representatives, etc.).
These are all practices that Ryanair justified by arguing that their operations were on aircraft registered in Ireland and that their teams based in Marignon were based in the same country as their headquarters: therefore, in their opinion, Irish law was applied to the employees concerned.
As a result of the investigation, the company was extradited to the Criminal Court of Aix-en-Provence and in October 2013 was awarded approximately 8.67 million euros in damages. 80% of this amount was allocated to Ursaf and CRPN, and the carrier made its contributions not to France but to make up for the losses associated with the fact that the levy rate was lower in Ireland. To the Magistrates, Ryan Air “Organized Real Social Dumping” And “Created a situation of unfair competition against other airlines in connection with national legislation”.
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The sentence was upheld on appeal. However, in 2018, the Cassation Court partially overturned the license imposed on Ryanair and asked the European Court of Justice (CJEU) to reconsider the case in light of its recent decisions. That is how the case came to the Paris Court of Appeal.
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