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Aer Lingus cabin crew are going on strike at the start of the June bank holiday weekend

The work stoppage will take place on Friday 30 May.

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Updated 22.45

AER LINGUS CABIN crew staff are to hold a 24-hour work stoppage at the beginning of the June bank holiday weekend in protest at the amount of hours staff are being rostered to work.

The strike will begin at one minute after midnight on Friday 30 May with pickets at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports over the course of the day.

A spokesperson for IMPACT trade union, whose members have served notice of the industrial action, said the cabin crew were taking the action because the company had failed to engage on the rostering issue for so long.

Staff voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in a ballot last week.

Michael Landers of IMPACT said that the ‘erratic’ rostering patterns “have resulted in an exhausted crew who feel now that the only option left to them is the option of last resort, which is a work stoppage”.

“It’s regrettable that it has come to this, but the current arrangements are unsustainable,” he said.

Cabin crew currently work up to 60 hours across a seven day period, working six days on with one day off, followed by six more working days, according to IMPACT.

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