Ryanair bosses 'don't treat crew like humans': Air stewardess reveals how she was forced to sell more snacks to be closer to her ill grandmother as staff tell of their appalling treatment

Mail Online | 12/18/2017 | Sian Boyle;Glen Keogh;Paul Bentley For The Daily Mail Investigations Unit
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Dozens of stewards contacted the Daily Mail after we revealed how they are ruthlessly exploited by the budget airline.

They described gruelling working conditions and extraordinary tactics used to pressurise passengers into buying as much as possible during flights.

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One said that on one day he worked for eight hours but was paid for only two. Another said she earned less than £500 in a month.

Others were repeatedly put on standby at the airport, in eight-hour shifts for which they are paid £30, or £3.75 per hour – less than half the minimum wage.

Theresa - May - Yesterday - Excuses - Staff

Theresa May yesterday said there were 'no excuses' for underpaying staff, and employees should report bosses if they believe they have been paid below minimum wage.

Last night, many Ryanair stewards claimed bosses 'don't treat us like humans'.

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They revealed staff are told to keep passengers awake with lights and loud announcements to maximise sales.

Some said they were threatened with relocation away from their families if they did not sell enough.

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One stewardess was told she would be moved to her home country to be with her daughter only if she sold more Pringles crisps.

Others said they were made to put 'sales before safety', with staff pitted against each for the most commission.

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An exhausted crew member said it was possible to work an eight-hour shift on board an aircraft but be paid for only two hours

Another worker, who was based in Dublin until earlier this year and is now working for another airline, said: 'It was like a small North Korea. It is modern-day slavery and they should be ashamed of themselves.'

Yesterday - Mail - Thousands - Ryanair - Agency

Yesterday, the Mail revealed thousands of Ryanair's agency cabin crew earn money only when in the air and on commission for in-flight sales. This means all time cleaning planes and boarding passengers is unpaid.

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