SIPTU members in the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have voted in a ballot counted today (Wednesday, 30th May) by 91% to 9% to accept a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposal on pay. The proposals include an 8.5% increase in pay with 3% backdated to 1st April 2017, 2.75% backdated to 1st April 2018 and a further 2.75% increase to take effect from 1st June 2019. SIPTU Organiser, Neil McGowan, said: “The acceptance of the proposals by SIPTU members employed by the DAA in Dublin, Cork and in Shared Services based in Limerick, represent a negotiated settlement to a pay claim by the union. The proposals allow for a further increase in pay in second stage discussions in exchange for productivity increases and very importantly it also allows for immediate negotiations on the implementation of profit share scheme for workers in the DAA.” He added: “The DAA is posting significant profits as a result of restructuring programmes which have been implemented by our members. These have involved major sacrifices as well as pension changes. It is now time that our members were provided with their fair share of these significant profits.” SIPTU organises 1,900 members in DAA at Dublin, Cork Airports and Shared Services in Limerick.