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    Ryanair Attempt Strike Breaking With Irish Scabs

    Baggage handlers working for Ryanair in Berlin are on strike demanding an increase in their pay rates from 11 to 12 per hour.

    Rather than negotiate - Ryanair flew a plane load of scabs from Dublin to Berlin in an attempt to break the strike. Ryanair ignored security protocols at the airport (so much for protecting their 'customers') and attempted to use untrained scabs to do the work of the strikers. Despite the best efforts of Ryanair they could only service one tenth of the normal number of aircraft. The actions by Ryanair will lead to an escalation of strike action.

    Ryanair should be condemned for this action - and should be boycotted until they recognise this trade union and the members it represents.

    German union reacts angrily as Ryanair flies in staff to break Berlin strike
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    Isn`t that what a private company would do ?

    Send over its own staff to get work done that external contractors were refusing to do ?

    Am I missing something ?
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    SCABS ?

    Irish workers doing what their employer asks ?
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    Bad, stupid move by Ryanair. Unions have long memories.

    The strike will now be escalated, with the tag "blame Ryanair".

    The Irish strike breakers should hang their heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    SCABS ?

    Irish workers doing what their employer asks ?
    somebody doing someone else's job while they are on strike is, by definition, a scab.
    personally I dislike the term but that's what it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    Baggage handlers working for Ryanair in Berlin are on strike demanding an increase in their pay rates from 11 to 12 per hour.

    Rather than negotiate - Ryanair flew a plane load of scabs from Dublin to Berlin in an attempt to break the strike. Ryanair ignored security protocols at the airport (so much for protecting their 'customers') and attempted to use untrained scabs to do the work of the strikers. Despite the best efforts of Ryanair they could only service one tenth of the normal number of aircraft. The actions by Ryanair will lead to an escalation of strike action.

    Ryanair should be condemned for this action - and should be boycotted until they recognise this trade union and the members it represents.

    German union reacts angrily as Ryanair flies in staff to break Berlin strike
    While I agree Ryanair acted the pox here, the striking staff don't work for Ryanair, they work for the airports. This actually makes it all the more bizarre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    Isn`t that what a private company would do ?

    Send over its own staff to get work done that external contractors were refusing to do ?

    Am I missing something ?
    No, it isn't. Shockingly you missed a lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    SCABS ?

    Irish workers doing what their employer asks ?
    If their employer asks them to cross a picket, what else do you call it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_SR View Post
    If their employer asks them to cross a picket, what else do you call it?
    business , blueshirt styleeee !



    not surprised at this from mick, just one more reason i'd never work for his ilk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    SCABS ?

    Irish workers doing what their employer asks ?
    Irish workers being flown to another jurisdiction to actively undermine a strike.....I'd be surprised if all these workers did this willingly but in non union companies with no protection many workers feel they have no option.
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