Ireland -Strike notice at Dublin Airport Authority -September 25, 2012

Trade union SIPTU has served a strike notice on Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) in an on-going conflict over pension entitlements. As reported in previous newsletters, the Aer Lingus and DAA Irish Aviation Pension Scheme has been found to have a €700 million deficit that unions have tried to get the companies to close. The case is currently in front of the Labour Relations Commission, who has adjourned the talks in order to formulate a settlement proposal. SIPTU stated the blame lies with the pension regulator rather than the companies, because new and stricter legislation has forced pension schemes to be closed rather than protected them. The strike is announced for 1 October. Meanwhile, Aer Lingus has announced it will establish a new legal committee, headed by one of its non-executive directors, to step up the efforts to address the issue.

English: http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0911/strike-action-at-aer-lingus-and-daa ...

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0912/1224323911890.html

http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-steps-up-its-efforts-to-solve ...

 

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.


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