The boss of the airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, was pie-crusted Thursday by environmental activists in front of the buildings of the European Commission in Brussels, according to images broadcast by the Belgian television channel LN24.
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“Welcome to Belgium, stop polluting,” shouted two activists, crushing two cream pies in his face. The scene took place in the street, while the controversial boss of the Irish company was preparing for a press conference about the strikes affecting the company in Belgium.
“Well done,” Michael O’Leary simply reacted, wiping his face in front of the cameras.
“Warm welcome in Brussels today,” the company declared a little later on the X network (formerly Twitter), publishing a photo of its tartar boss.
“Passengers are so satisfied” with the new routes opened by Ryanair next winter “that they are celebrating the event with cakes. Our prices are deliciously low!”, quipped the group.
Ryanair pilots based in Belgium have announced a new strike action for September 14 and 15. They blame their employer for not respecting local social regulations. In particular, the pilots are demanding better wages and more rest time. This is their fourth strike in two months.
The Irish company is regularly criticized by trade unions in the sector for its personnel management methods and the working conditions of its pilots.