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Aer Lingus

Meeting between Aer Lingus staff and management cancelled

A disciplinary process was due to start today for airline staff refusing to work to new rosters but the first meeting has been cancelled – meanwhile Aer Lingus warns of possible disruptions to flights.

AER LINGUS CABIN crew currently involved in a dispute with management over the attempt to impose new rosters were due to face disciplinary procedures from today.

RTÉ reports that airline management and cabin crew were due to meet this morning, however the meetings were cancelled because the company did not have adequate documentation prepared, according to the Impact trade union.

The airline has said that 175 cabin crew represented by the Impact trade union who have refused to work to new rosters will be given a further chance to comply with the company’s wishes; if they continue to refuse, the cabin crew staff involved will then face a disciplinary process that could ultimately lead to them being sacked.

However, cabin crew involved in the dispute do not appear to be planning on backing down. A spokesperson for Impact told the Irish Independent: “Their unity stems from the fact that they are not going to be bullied into submission by their employer.”

The process is understood to have an appeals mechanism, the Irish Times reports.

Meanwhile, RTÉ reports that at least 78 flights scheduled over the coming week have been cancelled as a result of the dispute. Aer Lingus has not confirmed that flights have been cancelled but has said that “some disruption” to the schedule might occur. Check here for details.

Read the point of view of a cabin crew member involved in the dispute:

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