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By Janelle Griffith
Six Ryanair cabin crew members were fired after allegedly having captured a photo that showed them sleeping on the floor at a Spanish airport office last month. 1
9659007] The image, which the airline said was staged, was widely shared online and reported by media coverage around the world. Critics cited the image of crew members, published on the Facebook page Ryanair has to change, to emphasize claims Ryanair treats his staff badly.
The crew members were “fired” on Monday for breach of contract due to “gross suspicions,” a ryanair spokeswoman told NBC News on Wednesday.
The spokeswoman said the crew members arranged the photo to support a false statement that they had to sleep on the floor below Grounding at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport, on the south coast of Spain, early in the morning of October 13th due to the storm in the Portuguese city of Porto.
“The crew spent a short time in the visitor room before moving to a VIP lounge and returning to Porto the next day,” said the airline after the image was circulated.  Ryanair released video clips on Twitter by exposing the photo as “false”.
The airline said that the crew members’ behavior damaged the employer’s reputation and caused an irreversible confidence in these six people. “
In September, about 2,000 employees in the budget airline, including cabin crews in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, went out for 24 hours in a long-term wage and employment contract. Ryanair has canceled 250 flights all over Europe.
Ryanair has been at the center of controversy in recent months.
In October, the airline met criticism after allowing a passenger who led a racist ranger of a black elderly woman to stay on a flight from Barcelona to London. Many criticized the company for replacing the woman’s seat and did not remove the man – who shouted and cursed – from the plane. A week after the event, the airline moved to refrain from the backlash.
Ryanair said it only became aware of the incident via film on social media recorded by a passenger and issued an apology.