Ryanair has fired six of his employees after they photographed themselves sleeping on the airport floor in Spain, according to several reports.
The Guardian reported that the Ryanair flight collection landed at Malaga Airport in Spain on October 13 due to a storm in the Portuguese city of Porto.
The Irish Times reported a group of eight pilots and 16 cabin crew who arrived at the airport shortly after midnight had to spend several hours at the airport, and the delay was caused by Hurricane Leslie. The Irish Times reports that Ryanair employees must spend "nights in the crew room at the airport" after being unable to book hotel rooms in the Malaga area.
According to CNN, on October 14, a photo began to emerge from employees sleeping on the floor.
CNN reported that security cameras at the airport took pictures showing a number of crew members staging photos, because they volunteered to go to sleep, but after the photos were taken, they got up and started walking again.
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In a statement to Business Insider, Ryanair stressed that six cabin crew members at Porto were dismissed on Monday, November 5, "for breach of contract on the basis of gross violations, after staging fake photographs to support false claims (widely reported in international). Media) that they are forced to sleep on the floor of the Malaga crew room, which is a behavior that damages their employer's reputation and causes irreparable breach of trust with these 6 people. "
But according to an October statement from the Portuguese Union SNPVAC published by CNN, "The crew stranded, in protest, took photos that immediately became viral: Lying on the floor was the only option to rest; & # 39; suitable accommodation . & # 39; "
Ryanair has pushed back this characterization. While Ryanair told Business Insider that they had nothing to add to their original statement, CNN reported Ryanair said staff only spent a short amount of time in the crew room before being transferred to the VIP room and that "hotels were fully booked" because of national holidays.
A social media user posts a photo of a flight attendant group posing in a sleeping position:
Ryanair also posted security footage of employees who unfurled the photo: