Ryanair and Easyjet are forced to apply French labour laws for local crew

According to Reuters, France’s top administrative court has told EasyJet and Ryanair to apply French labour laws for staff operating out of the country, dismissing a bid by the airlines to bypass local working norms.

The two low-cost carriers had appealed against a decree introduced last year that obliged foreign airlines to apply French labour laws for crews of aircraft based here.

Irish-based Ryanair said the decree contravened European laws on the free movement of labour and services.

But France’s Conseil d’Etat threw out the complaint and ordered both airlines to pay 2,500 euros in judicial costs, the court said in a statement on Friday.

EasyJet’s today’s stock rate

Ryanair’s stock rate

Whether this was the reason of today’s decrease in both company’s stock rates or not, it is up to financial analyzers. My personal opinion is that it is a competitive environment and as long as these companies have the the sum they are ready to pay for people to work over official business hours and as long as they can find people, who are ready to work for this sum, it is their business. Besides that French business hours and work mentality is a little bit different from other countries’ policies.

See full article on Reuters.com!

By Szafi


1 Response to “Ryanair and Easyjet are forced to apply French labour laws for local crew”

  1. 1 FDX - Posting 09-04 Cnx - Page 7 - Airline Pilot Central Forums Trackback on July 30, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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