Wednesday 22 March 2017

Ryanair workers deny any pressure for them to take part in shoot

Tim Healy

Ryanair staff (from left) Silvia Hernandez, Magdelena Moszynska, Ingrid Pilkova and Stanka Haluskova, who featured in the calendar, arriving at the High Court yesterday
Ryanair staff (from left) Silvia Hernandez, Magdelena Moszynska, Ingrid Pilkova and Stanka Haluskova, who featured in the calendar, arriving at the High Court yesterday

TWO Ryanair cabin staff yesterday insisted they were not pressurised to take part in the calender project in any way.

Ingrid Pilkobu, who is from the Slovak Republic, told the court she was a member of the Ryanair cabin crew based in Dublin for a year-and-a-half when she saw a poster in the crew room looking for people to take part in the calender.

She was attracted to it because it was for charity.

Asked by Ryanair counsel if there was any question of being pressurised into doing it, she said no.

The "shoot" for the calender took place over four days in Reus, Barcelona.

She only found out her picture had been used when the calender came out.

Asked for her view of Ms Davison's comments, she said if they had only been looking for Irish cabin crew to take part in the calender she would "have felt offended".

Stanka Haluskobu, a Latvian member of Ryanair cabin crew based at Frankfurt airport, said she got involved because it was an opportunity to help with a charitable cause.

Asked if there was any question of being pressurised, she said "no, not at all".

Irish Independent

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