Pilots accuse Aer Lingus of stoking ‘fear, uncertainty and doubt’ amid escalating pay row

Union has criticised airline after it wrote to pilots warning that its parent IAG will not invest further unless it acceps a controversial pay deal

Aer Lingus: airline has been embroiled in a pay dispute with pilots for more than a year. Picture: DAA

Aer Lingus has been accused of stoking “fear, uncertainty and doubt” among pilots in an escalating row over pay.

The airline last week wrote directly to its 784 pilots warning them that IAG, its parent company, will not invest further in it unless pilots agree to a pay deal that has been the subject of a dispute for more than a year.

On Friday night, the Irish Air Line Pilots' Association (Ialpa) wrote to members ...