TRADE UNION SIPTU has served industrial notice on the DAA this evening over a dispute about pensions.
A spokesperson for the union told TheJournal.ie that the notice served relates to possible industrial action on and after 1 October, three weeks from now.
The dispute has emerged over new funding requirements on pensions, imposed by the pensions regulator and impacting hundreds of thousands of workers in the private sector.
SIPTU has said it wants the DAA to provide more “meaningful figures” at upcoming discussions about the €700 million deficit in the Irish Aviation Pension Scheme (IASS).
A spokesperson for the DAA said it was “very disappointed” to have been served with notice of industrial action as it is “currently in a conciliation process in relation to the pensions issue under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission”.
“To serve notice of industrial action at this time, while the LRC process, is ongoing is unwarranted and will merely cause unnecessary concern and inconvenience to the travelling public.”
No notice of industrial action has been served on Aer Lingus, which says it is “fully committed to working with all relevant parties to find an appropriate solution to the IASS funding shortfall”.
All parties to the dispute were at the Labour Relations Commission for talks today but discussions have now been adjourned.