Press Release

SIPTU to fully co-operate with expert panel on DAA and Aer Lingus pension dispute

Date Released: 04 March 2014

SIPTU members in the Pension Committees at Aer Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have decided unanimously to co-operate with the four person expert panel appointed by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to investigate the pensions dispute at the companies.

SIPTU Sector Organiser, Dermot O'Loughlin, said: “The Pension Committees very much welcomed the appointment of the expert panel which was nominated by Congress and IBEC. SIPTU representatives will enter into discussions with the expert panel over the coming weeks with the aim of finding a resolution to this dispute.

“The committees have also decided that industrial action planned for Friday, 14th March, will proceed.”

Staff at Aer Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have been unsuccessfully seeking to have their employers deal with the significant deficit in the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme (IASS) for several years.

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