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Talks on jobs key to Aer Lingus sale

Siptu could lose out if IAG’s acquisition of the airline goes through - and Impact could win.

1st March, 2015
A passenger walks past the Aer Lingus ticket and customer services desk in the departures hall at Dublin Airport Picture: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Shop stewards and union activists at Dublin Airport had one goal in mind when Jack O’Connor came to visit them last week: insist that the Siptu general president afterwards come out with a statement that under no circumstances would Siptu support a takeover of Aer Lingus by IAG.

With neutral observers at the airport reporting that staff are more or less split down the middle on the pros and cons of the deal,...

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