SIPTU calls off Aer Lingus strike

Thursday 15 November 2012 14.16
A row over pensions at Aer Lingus is coming to a head
A row over pensions at Aer Lingus is coming to a head

SIPTU has called off its threatened two-hour work stoppage at Aer Lingus on Monday.

Shop stewards from the union at Aer Lingus met today to decide whether to call off the stoppage at the airline over pensions.

Yesterday, they secured clarifications of a five-point proposal devised by employers' body IBEC and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

Aer Lingus has welcomed confirmation that the threat of industrial action has been withdrawn.

Other unions welcomed the plan, which would see Aer Lingus management and unions enter a non-binding talks process involving the Labour Relations Commission and the Labour Court.

In a statement, Aer Lingus said it will work towards finding an appropriate solution to the pension issues and is immediately re-engaging with the Technical Group of actuarial and legal advisors and with the Labour Relations Commission.

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