Unions demand that Aer Lingus pay €400m to avoid strikes

Aer Lingus must cough up as much as €400 million to avoid a damaging strike later this month, trade union sources have warned.

1st September, 2012

Aer Lingus must cough up as much as €400 million to avoid a damaging strike later this month, trade union sources have warned. Workers will only agree to back a company proposal to fix its beleaguered pension fund if the airline pays money to guarantee pension entitlements into the future.

Siptu is refusing to halt work stoppages on September 20 that could cause chaos for Aer Lingus at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports unless significant...

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