Emerald Airlines pilots overwhelmingly back deal for 10% pay rise

Some 97% of union members voted in favour of the agreement - which includes staggered pay increases over three years

Emerald Airlines operates regional flights, including the Dublin to Donegal service, on behalf of Aer Lingus.

Pilots at Emerald Airlines, the operator of regional services for Aer Lingus, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new agreement that gives them a 10 per cent pay rise.

Members of the the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (Ialpa), which is part of Fórsa, on Tuesday balloted members on a new deal its representatives struck with the airline last Friday.

As part of the collective labour agreement, pilots will get a pay increase of 3.5 ...