Germany accuses recruitment agency workers of failing to pay social security for Ryanair pilots Germany accuses recruitment agency workers of failing to pay social security for Ryanair pilots

Germany accuses recruitment agency workers of failing to pay social security for Ryanair pilots
19 Jan 2018

No Ryanair staff stand accused, but the investigation is ongoing.

Germany has charged five recruitment agency workers with failing to pay millions of euros in social security for Ryanair pilots.

The employees of two British-based recruitment agencies allegedly withheld a total of about €6 million (US$7.2 million) in social security contributions for 277 pilots flying German routes for Ryanair.

According to RTE, no Ryanair staff have been accused of any crimes, although the prosecution service in the western city of Koblenz said investigations were continuing.

The recruitment agency workers allegedly withheld social security payments in 920 cases between January 2007 and June 2016. No trial date has yet been set for the unnamed accused, who are aged between 35 and 62 and could face up to five years in jail or fines if found guilty.

Ryanair said in a statement that it was "fully assisting the Koblenz Prosecutor's Office with its investigations into a small number of contractor pilots who may have calculated their social insurance/tax incorrectly".

No Ryanair staff stand accused, but the investigation is ongoing.

Germany has charged five recruitment agency workers with failing to pay millions of euros in social security for Ryanair pilots.

The employees of two British-based recruitment agencies allegedly withheld a total of about €6 million (US$7.2 million) in social security contributions for 277 pilots flying German routes for Ryanair.

According to RTE, no Ryanair staff have been accused of any crimes, although the prosecution service in the western city of Koblenz said investigations were continuing.

The recruitment agency workers allegedly withheld social security payments in 920 cases between January 2007 and June 2016. No trial date has yet been set for the unnamed accused, who are aged between 35 and 62 and could face up to five years in jail or fines if found guilty.

Ryanair said in a statement that it was "fully assisting the Koblenz Prosecutor's Office with its investigations into a small number of contractor pilots who may have calculated their social insurance/tax incorrectly".

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