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Dublin: 4 °C Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Talks ongoing at LRC between pilots' association and Aer Lingus ahead of possible strike

Talks have resumed this afternoon as the airline looks to avoid strike action that could cause massive disruption next week.

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TALKS AIMED AT resolving an industrial dispute between Aer Lingus and its pilots are ongoing at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) this afternoon.

The Irish Airline Pilots Association (IALPA) are in dispute with Aer Lingus over staff rosters with the union threatening a walk out of its members next week, potentially causing disruption for as many as 30,000 passengers.

Other industrial action proposals would see pilots withdraw current flexibility arrangements where they agree to work on free days if required.

Talk resumed this afternoon at 2.30pm.

IALPA would not comment on discussions with Aer Lingus at the LRC when contacted by this afternoon.

Ryanair said there had been a 25 per cent surge in late bookings for its flights next Tuesday with air-travellers anticipating a strike.

No one from Aer Lingus could be reached for comment.

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