The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has mocked Frank Jensen, the lord mayor of Copenhagen, on Twitter for banning the city’s 45,000 municipal employees from using the airline during their working hours.
The Irish low-cost airline has received lots of negative press since launching its operations in the Danish capital in March this year. Its refusal to enter Danish collective employment agreements resulted in protesters blocking the company’s first flight from leaving the airport.
Social dumping is a disgrace
Last week, Jensen waded into the dispute when he announced the ban.
“Social dumping is a disgrace that we are cracking down on here in Copenhagen,” Jensen told Berlingske.
“We insist that anyone who works with the city, including selling us tickets, offers their employees decent wages and working conditions.”
Ryanair hits back
The news has now reached Ryanair’s management in Ireland, which has decided to mock the mayor on the company’s website and on Twitter.
Its graphic compares the mayor to the 18th century French queen Marie Antoinette – presumably because of her bourgeois opinions and possibly because City Hall hosted 50,000 cakes at Kagens Dag on Tuesday.