The Charleroi Labour magistrate refuted CNE’s claims the Social inspection services went into the Ryanair locker rooms in Charleroi as part of the upcoming trial. It is only a few days before the beginning of the trial which will see the Christian syndicate and 6 former Ryanair employees go against the airline. The Labour magistrate said the Social inspection service’s visit to the locker rooms was a well-being check, done as part of a case concerning a work accident at the security company G45. On the 5th of June, the Mons Court of Appeal will deal with a case the CNE syndicate and 6 former Ryanair employees have brought against the airline. They took their case to the Charleroi Employment Tribunal, as they wanted Belgian, rather than Irish, legislation to be applied. On the 4th of November 2013, the Tribunal said it couldn’t handle the case, which led to CNE submitting an appeal.
On Friday, the Christian syndicate told the press that the Social Inspection services went into Ryanair’s locker rooms. The head of CNE, Yves Lambot, said he was pleased about the visit, as it could help his case during the trial.
The Charleroi Labour magistrate, Charles-Eric Clesse, denied Social inspection services had visited Ryanair. “It was in fact just a well-being check, after there was a work accident at the security company G45”, said Charles-Eric Clesse. “The inspectors also checked Ryanair’s installations, but the visit was nothing to do with the current case. CNE have manipulated the press”.