This week, the city council made good on those promises and voted to stop all present and future investments in Ryanair, despite the airline’s stock having risen 19 percent since January.
“The working conditions that Ryanair offers are inconsistent with the values we have in the City of Copenhagen,” council member Lars Aslan Rasmussen told broadcaster DR.
The decision to stop investments in Ryanair was supported by the Social Democrats, the Socialist People’s Party, the Social Liberals (Radikale) and the Danish People’s Party but opposed by Venstre, the Conservatives and Liberal Alliance.
Rasmussen said that despite the stock’s increase, he felt good about the decision.
“We have a clear conscience now that we don’t have anything to do with social dumping via Ryanair,” he said.