Press Release

SIPTU members accept mediation proposals in Aer Lingus/DAA pension scheme crisis

Date Released: 14 November 2012

SIPTU members at Aer Lingus have decided to call off industrial action planned for Monday 19th November and enter discussions on a resolution to the crisis in the Aer Lingus/Dublin Airport Authority pension scheme.

Speaking after a meeting of union representatives at the airport today, SIPTU Sector Organiser, Dermot O’Loughlin, said that the meeting of the Industrial Action Committee had discussed clarifications and assurances obtained from ICTU and IBEC on their recent mediation proposals.

“The Committee discussed, in detail, the clarifications and other assurances the Union has received. On foot of this information the Committee decided by a majority vote that it will be accepting the mediation proposal and has called off industrial action planned for next week.

“The committee is determined that it will not engage in any resolution to the current crisis in the pension scheme at Aer Lingus and the DAA that involves our members being forced to accept  productivity measures in return for their pension entitlements.”

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