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Dispute leads to cancellation of 10 Aer Lingus flights

Several scheduled flights have been cancelled because of a dispute between Aer Lingus and trade union staff.

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MORE THAN ONE thousand passengers due to fly with Aer Lingus today will have their plans disrupted, as the airline has prepared to cancel at least ten scheduled flights due for today.

As many as 1,500 people could be affected by the disruption, the Irish Times reports.

Yesterday, 32 cabin crew were suspended from work because of their refusal to work to new rosters that the airline attempted to impose on Monday. At least 12 members of staff were sanctioned for taking a meal break after working for eight hours.

Today, a further 50 staff have been asked to meet with management over their refusal to work the rosters.

The flights affected by the dispute are:

  • EI 650 and EI 651: to and from Frankfurt and Dublin
  • EI 582 and EI 583: to and from Málaga and Dublin
  • EI 594 and EI 595: to and from Madrid and Dublin
  • EI 606 and EI 607: to and from Amsterdam and Dublin
  • EI 176 and EI 177: to and from London Heathrow and Dublin

The Aer Lingus has said:

[The] sole responsibility for these cancellations, and the corresponding disruption to customers’ travel plans, lies with Impact trade union members who continue to take industrial action despite 15 months of negotiation, agreement, clarification, conciliation and binding arbitration.

Impact has said that while union members had voted in favour of the Greenfield agreement, the new rosters were in contravention of this.

Check for travel updates on the Aer Lingus website >

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