The Ryanair cases: what jurisdictions have competence to decide these cases? Waiting for the Outcome

Written on 26 Oct 2016

Brussels-based Senior Counsel Vinciane Rysselinck has written an article that was published by Wolters Kluwer.

The article is in French, and it is entitled The Ryanair Cases : What Jurisdictions Have Competence to Decide These Cases? Waiting for the Outcome… 

In other words, how is the normal workplace of aircrew determined, taking into account that their work consists in providing services on board of aircrafts while flying over several EU Member States on a daily basis? 

This is the legal conundrum at the heart of the “Ryanair cases” after the employees hired by Crewlink Ltd, the recruitment agency for Ryanair Cabin Crew, lodged an appeal before the Labour court (Mons).
The court submitted a preliminary ruling on this crucial matter to the Court of Justice of the European Union on 18 March 2016.

Read the article in French here.