Press Release

SIPTU members Lufthansa Technik Shannon accept WRC redundancy proposals

Date Released: 22 December 2021

SIPTU members in Lufthansa Technik Shannon today (Wednesday, 22nd December) voted to accept the terms of a redundancy and transitional proposed by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

Union members voted by an overwhelming majority to accept the proposals which gives them 5.75 weeks per year of service in a redundancy package and a retention bonus of up to €3,000 net based on service for those remaining and transitioning to the new owners Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG). Up to 180 redundancies are required while 300 jobs will be retained in the move to AAG.

SIPTU Aviation Organiser, Tony Carroll, said the result augurs well for the continuation and retention of a skilled aviation workforce at a maintenance base on the site. 

“While it is disappointing that it includes 180 redundancies, the proposals pave the way for 300 skilled jobs to be maintained. We look forward to working with AAG Management in a collective and meaningful relationship for the betterment of the members remaining in the employment,” he said.

SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Karan O Loughlin said: Great credit is due to our elected representatives in Lufthansa Technik Shannon for the level of commitment, energy and resolve they displayed in negotiating this agreement. They strived to secure as many jobs as possible while ensuring a fair redundancy process and payments for our members, including those moving to AAG. These are highly emotive situations and our representative and members have conducted themselves with the highest degree of professionalism throughout.”


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