Wednesday, September 12 08:12:25
SIPTU has notified the Dublin Airport Authority that it will stage industrial action on Monday 1st October if the pensions dispute is not resolved in the meantime. The industrial action will take the form of two staggered two-hour work stoppages on a location by location basis.
The notice of industrial action came from SIPTU Aviation sector organiser Dermot O'Loughlin, who claims the dispute has arisen as a consequence of the employer's decision to renege on their obligations under the relevant collective agreement. Mr. O'Loughlin said that as always SIPTU remained available to achieve fair and reasonable outcomes to this industrial episode. As yet no other unions at either Aer Lingus or the DAA have expressed any intention to serve notice of industrial action.
Earlier a DAA spokesman said the company would be very disappointed if such notice were served. Aer Lingus said that it remained fully committed to working with all the relevant parties to find an appropriate solution to the IASS funding shortfall.