SIPTU members are sceptical about assurances from Aer Lingus Chief Executive, Stephen Kavanagh, that they would retain their existing terms and conditions if the proposed International Airlines Group (IAG) take-over of the formerly state owned company goes ahead. SIPTU Division Organiser, Owen Reidy, said today (Monday, 2nd March) the union’s 1,500 members in Dublin, Cork and Shannon need to be brought under the blanket of a legally binding Registered Employment Agreement to protect their direct employment in the future, and to be assured that there will be no compulsory redundancies.Reidy added: "If management was serious about this kind of undertaking, they should have no difficulty entering into such legally binding agreements for existing and future staff, in the employment categories in which SIPTU members are working.”