DN: Wizz Air pilots are self-employed and their contract can be terminated without prior notice

Wizz AirPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

The pilots in Wizz Air must pay sickness benefits themselves, according to contracts Dagens Næringsliv (DN) has seen. 

According to DN, a large part of Wizz Air’s staff is engaged through the Dutch company Confair.

Among other things, the pilots are engaged as self-employed. They are responsible for paying taxes and social costs such as pensions, insurance, and sickness benefits.

According to the newspaper, the pilots receive payment per flight hour, which provides them with between EUR 0 and EUR 8,500 a month. 

Confair reserves the right to terminate the contract with immediate effect without prior notice. 

No detailed comments from Wizz Air

Possible disputes are resolved through arbitration in the Netherlands, in a closed meeting, and without appeal, DN writes.

Wizz Air’s communications manager Andras Rado told DN that the contracts have sensitive information and will not be shared. 

He did not want to comment on how many people with such contracts work in Norway today or how many are directly employed by the company.

“The distribution in our employment contracts is to be regarded as commercially sensitive information, and therefore we can not share such details,” Rado wrote.

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