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Shannon Aerospace
Industrial Action

Shannon Aerospace staff to hold work stoppage over pensions

SIPTU members are to hold a four-hour work stoppage on 4 March.

SOME STAFF AT Shannon Aerospace in Co Clare are due to begin industrial action over pension issues next month.

Today, SIPTU members at Shannon Aerospace served management at the company with notice of industrial action that will begin on Tuesday, 4 March.

SIPTU Organiser, Tony Carroll, said that the workers “were left with no option but to commence a campaign of industrial action in order to secure their pension entitlements”.

The workers’ pension scheme is fully funded and the company is in profit. There is no reason why members should be denied their full entitlements from a scheme into which they have paid.

The industrial action will begin with a four-hour work stoppage, as well as the a ban on overtime work by the staff involved.

According to the union, further industrial action including work stoppages and other measures will be instigated in the following days “if management refuses to enter negotiations on the issues of concern to workers”.

Earlier this month, SIPTU members at Shannon Aerospace voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action to protect their pension entitlements.

Shannon Aerospace is a Lufthansa Technik AG company and specialises in the maintenance of Boeing aircraft.

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