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Aer Lingus and DAA staff vote for industrial action

Workers are unhappy with proposed changes to their pensions.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

STAFF AT AER Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over pension entitlements.

Unions representing employees at the companies are mandated by the result of the ballot to engage in industrial action if either Aer Lingus or DAA introduce changes to the pensions of aviation employees without the agreement of staff.

The six unions involved are SIPTU, Impact, Mandate, TEEU, Unite, and UCATT.

Liam Berney of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions said that the unions are available for negotiations but that the companies need to put forward realistic proposals.

“The result of this ballot should send a clear message to both companies that staff are determined to secure their pension entitlements and are prepared to act to ensure this is the case,” said Berney.

“It is now up to both companies to come forward with proposals that meet the expectations of members of the Irish Aviation Superannuation Scheme”.

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