SIPTU representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with the management of Lufthansa Technic Shannon Ltd (LTSL) in county Clare, following the announcement today (Tuesday, 12th October) of its intention to implement up to 180 redundancies. SIPTU Organiser, Tony Carroll, said: “We are disappointed and concerned at the scale of the job losses which are being proposed. Staff at LTSL have endured uncertainty about the future of the plant since October 2020, when Lufthansa Technic Group announced a strategic review and three possible options; sale of the site, restructuring of the site or closure of the site. The sale option was announced in June 2021, when a confidential due diligence process began with Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) concerning the future of the site. “We wish to discuss with management the scale and nature of the proposed redundancies and the future strategic plans of AAG for the LTSL site.” SIPTU TEAC Division Organiser, Karan O Loughlin, said: “SIPTU shop stewards and members have put hard work into maintaining the operation of this site as evidenced in the pandemic operation agreements entered into from September 2020 until March 2021 and a further agreement from March 2021 to 1st September 2021. They did this while awaiting the outcome of the due diligence process carried out by its new owners.” She added: “SIPTU representatives now wish to engage with LTSL and AAG management concerning the scale of redundancies and a strategic way forward to protect the remaining employment, terms and conditions of our 350 members in LTSL.”