Government Makes New Appeal To Avert Aer Lingus Strike

GOVERNMENT MAKES NEW APPEAL TO AVERT AER LINGUS STRIKE

The government has launched its latest bid to avoid a crippling strike at the country’s three biggest airport.

It is teaming up with trade unions and employers to try to avoid a strike by workers at Aer Lingus and the DAA.

Workers were due to go on strike for four hours on March 14th, the Friday morning before the St Patrick’s Day weekend.

It is in a dispute over their pension fund.

However transport minister Leo Varadkar says he now hopes SIPTU will put the strike on hold while talks continue.

“The government has come together with the employer’s body IBEC and the trade union umbrella group ICTU to put together a panel of experts agreed by all sides who can study the issues relating to the pension funds at the airport and come up with a solution- and on foot of that we’re asking SIPTU to call off the strike” he said.

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