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Aer Lingus cancels 14 flights over cabin crew dispute

Passengers hoping to travel with Aer Lingus today have been warned of disruptions after the airline cancels 14 flights.

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AER LINGUS HAS canceled 14 scheduled flights today as a result of an ongoing dispute between management and cabin crew represented by the Impact trade union.

RTÉ reports that the destinations involved are all within Europe; London Heathrow, Malaga, Madrid, Amsterdam, Manchester, Frankfurt and Birmingham.

Meanwhile a disciplinary process has begun involving cabin crew who have refused to work to the new rosters which management have attempted to impose.

Aer Lingus said that the “sole responsibility” for the cancellations laid with the Impact trade union. The airline said that 93 per cent of Aer Lingus staff had voted in favour of the Greenfield agreement, which outlined that staff would have to work 850 annual block hours, over a year ago.

However, Impact says the new rosters that the airline is attempting to impose are in contravention of the Greenfield agreement. It says that cabin crew are  prepared to work their agreed conditions of employment – their old rosters.

Passengers have been told to check the Aer Lingus website for more details.

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