Worker's Rights

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Worker's Rights

In light of the sacking of pilot John Goss by Ryanair for his participation in Monday night’s Dispatches programme on Channel Four Deputy Clare Daly calls on the government to act now to bring in legislation to protect whistle blowers.  Daly said ‘the unprecedented tyrannical regime at Ryanair is the final straw for workers and the firing of a pilot who called for fair treatment and an open safety culture must be viewed as highly suspect’.
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National, Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

Over 1,000 Ryanair pilots completed the Ryanair Pilot Group survey in early June, to determine pilot attitudes to safety reporting, following a memo issued by the Chief Pilot in mid-April.  The RPG represents over 50% of Ryanair pilots.
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National, Worker's Rights

Press Release from Ryanair Pilot Group

Facebook and Twitter Accounts shut down without explanation.

On the 2nd of August Facebook shut down the Ryanair Pilot Group (RPG) Facebook page.  No warning was provided.  No justification was put forward.  No specific reasons were given.  RPG contacted Facebook requesting details of why the page was removed.

To date, no reasons have been forthcoming. The attached email is the only communication received concerning this extraordinary development. In a further twist yesterday (07th August), the RPG Twitter account has also been taken down unilaterally. Again, no specific reasons have been provided.
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International, Worker's Rights

by Jamison Maeda

Walmart, the world’s third highest revenue grossing corporation, is well known for both its low prices and Dickens-Era low wages. Though Walmart earns over $15 billion USD per year in pure profit, 80% of its workforce relies on food stamps and other social welfare programs. In many US states, Walmart employees are the top recipients of government funded medical care. It is estimated that the employees of just one Walmart Super Store could be consuming over $900,000 USD in government aid per year.
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