SIPTU representatives have today (Friday, 7th December) acknowledged an apology made by Aer Lingus senior management for the “hurt and upset” caused by a recent newspaper article concerning its claimed loss of millions of euros worth of stock at the company. The apology, issued to all key media outlets at the union’s request, came following the conclusion of a lengthy meeting between the Aer Lingus Group of Unions and senior management late last night (Thursday, 6th December). SIPTU Transport, Aviation, Energy and Construction (TEAC) Division Organiser, Greg Ennis said: “SIPTU representatives acknowledge the apology from Aer Lingus management. However, the SIPTU Aer Lingus Section Committee is of the view that such an apology is of little comfort to our members and can never undo the hurt, anguish and embarrassment caused to our members, their families and friends. The members of the Committee have requested that a meeting takes place with SIPTU’s legal advisers as soon as possible to discuss this matter further.”