Press Release

Aer Lingus craft workers accept Labour Court recommendation concerning pay

Date Released: 03 November 2017

Union members in the craft grade in Aer Lingus have voted by 66% to 34% to accept a Labour Court recommendation aimed at resolving the pay dispute at the airline in a ballot counted today (Friday, 3rd November) in Dublin Airport.

SIPTU Organiser, Neil McGowan, said: “The acceptance of the proposals by workers in the craft grade in Aer Lingus, which includes members of SIPTU, Unite and the TEEU, concludes a 12-month process which involved local negotiations, meetings at the Workplace Relations Commission and ultimately a hearing in the Labour Court.
“The result of this ballot is only a first step towards improving union members’ terms and conditions of employment at the airline. Aer Lingus is posting significant profits as a result of restructuring programmes which have been implemented by our members and the sacrifices they have made in terms of reductions to their pension benefits.
He added: “It is now time that our members were provided with their fair share of these significant profits.”
SIPTU, Unite and the TEEU organise approximately 200 craft grade workers in Aer Lingus.

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