Ireland -Strikes over pensions at Aer Lingus -August 17, 2012

Trade unions SIPTU, Mandate, Unite, Impact, TEEU and UCATT has started balloting their members over industrial actions to force Aer Lingus to close the pension scheme funding hole of 700 million euro. In a reaction, Aer Lingus said that they are obliged to pay the employer contributions to the scheme, but no more than that. Trade unions have announced strikes unless significant progress is made by 20 September.

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