A DECISION by Ryanair to sack a steward who ate a €5.50 sandwich while working has been upheld by Madrid’s city court.
The Madrid-based steward was dismissed in 2011 after he failed to follow the discount airline’s food purchasing protocol.
He neither informed other crew members he was eating, nor paid for the ham, cheese and tomato baguette as required by the company’s regulations.
The steward has appealed twice, first to the labour court in Madrid and most recently to the city’s court of law.
Both judges dismissed his appeal on the basis the low-cost airline operates according to Irish law, and the steward was hired through a job agency in Oslo.