COPENHAGEN – Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, has been named as 2018 Worst boss in the world at the International Trade Union Confederation World Congress (ITUC). The ITUX represents 207 million workers around the world.
Only ten CEO’s were added to the 2018 shortlist of companies whose business models exploit workers through low wages, insecure jobs and denying people’s rights.
Sharan Burrow, General Secretery of ITUC mentioned: “We are taking the fight for workers’ rights to these companies one by one and we are winning.”
About Michael O’leary she said: “A man who for the last 30 years said “hell would freeze over” before there would be unions in his company. A man who built his company on a low cost, low wage business model which exploits workers. Who says flexibility is the key to his success.”
It’s no surprise that 2018’s winner, Michael O’Leary, has been named World’s worst boss, according to Stephen Cotton, General Secretary, International Transport Workers’ Federation. “He’s been promoting unfair employment practices since the start of Ryanair. There have been nine strikes in Europe as the men and women who work for the airline said enough – we are not accepting this treatment any more.”
The 2018 World’s Worst Boss poll included:
– Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon.com
– Vincent Bolloré, Chairman and CEO Bolloré
– Ivan Glasenberg, CEO Glencore
– Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO Uber
– Lee Kun-hee, Chairman Samsung Group
– Doug McMillon, President and CEO Walmart Inc.
– Michael O’Leary, CEO Ryanair
– Will Shu, Co-Founder and CEO Deliveroo
– Arne Sorenson, President and CEO Marriott International
– Harvey Weinstein, former CEO Weinstein Company and founder Miramax