Advocates of the so-called Danish model don’t take insults lying down, as supporters of Frank Jensen, Copenhagen’s lord mayor, have jumped to his defence after Ryanair mocked him on social media because of his decision to ban municipal staff from using the low cost airline for official travel.
Happy to be the face of the Danish model
Peter Hummelgaard, a prospective candidate for Socialdemokraterne in this year’s general election who works for the 3F union, took to Twitter with a Photoshopped image of Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary with one of his planes positioned as an oversized male member with the text “Ryanair: Screwing over its staff since 1985.”
Earlier Karina Lorentzen Dehnhardt had modified Ryanair’s original Marie Antoinette depiction of Frank Jensen, replacing it with O’Leary and the text “Let me keep my royal salary!” and “Let my staff work under … less royal conditions!”
Jensen responded on Twitter to Ryanair’s initial jab by stating he was happy to be a symbol of the fight for proper working conditions in the Danish work market.
Ryanair has also come up with a more serious Frank Jensen depiction, this time outlining the perceived benefits of Ryanair doing business in Copenhagen.