Ireland -Breakdown of talks at DAA -October 27, 2012

Following the strike notice to Dublin airport, reported in last month’s newsletter, the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) made a new offer in the long lasting dispute over a €748 million deficit in the Irish Airlines (General Employees) Superannuation Scheme (IASS) pension scheme. The new offer aimed at realising pensions at 78% of the final salary and raising the extra contribution from the DAA from 32 million euro in the previous bid, to 55 million euro in the current. However, talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) aimed at resolving the dispute at Aer Lingus and the DAA collapsed. A SIPTU spokesman said that the company made generous pension contributions for a small number of elite staff which were ten times greater than those made for employees at lower grades. Industrial action is almost inevitable.

English: http://www.siptu.ie/media/pressreleases2012/mainnews/fullstory_16676_en.html  
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2012/1017/1224325341362.html
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/aer-lingus-staff-to-strike-next-month-over …

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


News Archive

Loading...