The proposals were put to a ballot of the union’s 1500 members at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports over recent days.

SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Karan O’Loughlin said:

“This is a very difficult and challenging time for our members in the aviation industry.

“We will now meet with workplace representatives to discuss the outcome of the ballot and to find a way forward that can protect the pay and employment of our members at the airline.”