Ireland - Potential industrial action Aer Lingus - April 30, 2018

Industrial action looms at Aer Lingus after an emergency motion from the Fórsa trade union conference. This happened after the airline announced it was unilaterally withdrawing from a new dispute resolution process. Fórsa union views this as a breach of the collective agreement between workers and management. An Internal Dispute Resolution Board (IDR) was set up in 2016 at the request of Aer Lingus management in a bid to reduce conflict and avoid industrial action. In March 2018, Aer Lingus notified the union that it was withdrawing from the IDR. Union delegates at the conference voted in favour of a motion that urges the union to take what steps it deems appropriate to ensure Aer Lingus honour the terms of the IDR agreement.

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