Ryanair violated Italian labour legislation in 2014: fined €9.2 million

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Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has violated Italian labour legislation by circumventing social security contributions and bonuses paid to airport staff, the Italian labour inspection agency said Wednesday. These offences date from 2014.

In the course of 2014, Ryanair committed “serious violations” of Italian law in several airports in Italy, the agency said in a statement.

The Irish company is accused of “unlawful recourse” to about 600 external employees in order to save the payment of insurance, pension and bonus premiums it should have had to pay to its own staff.

The agency is demanding 9.2 million euros from Ryanair for unpaid labour costs, plus a fine. The inspectors added that they would now look into the company’s practices after 2014.

The violations were found among the personnel of the airports of Bari, Bergamo, Pisa, Rome, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Milan Malpensa, Palermo, Pescara, Alghero and Trapani.

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