Saturday 24 June 2017

Aer Lingus to seek damages from SIPTU over strike notice losses

Planes at one of the country's three main airports
Planes at one of the country's three main airports
John Mulligan

John Mulligan

Aer Lingus is likely to seek damages from trade union SIPTU because of losses it claims it incurred as a result of strike notice that was called off this week.

The airline launched a High Court action yesterday, serving papers on the trade union and SIPTU organiser Dermot O’Loughlin.

In a plenary summons sent by Aer Lingus solicitors at law firm McCann FitzGerald, the airline has said it will be seeking damages in court from SIPTU for alleged “conspiracy” and “unlawful interference” with its business.

SIPTU said that it will contest the legal action and the claims.

“We will be consulting with our legal advisers over the next number of days and we will be vigorously resisting this action in the courts,” it said.

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