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Ryanair sidesteps unions by ramping up ultra-low-cost unit

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By Joanna Plucinska and Conor HumphriesWARSAW/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair is ramping up a new subsidiary with weaker labour rights to better compete in eastern Europe, infuriating staff and unions by bypassing concessions granted during a year of industrial strife.But a key element of the plan, forcing staff to move to self-employment contracts, is being probed by Polish authorities and a law to allow contractors to join unions -- and potentially push for concessions granted in Western Europe -- is due to enter force there in January.Europe's largest low-cost carrier has seen almost a third ...

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 16:33 IST