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465 aviation jobs at risk in overtime ban dispute

Mark Hilliard

Published 06/07/2011 | 05:00

SOME 465 jobs are under threat after Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland said it would close its facility here unless a union ban on overtime is lifted.

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Last night both the company and unions agreed to enter crisis talks at the Labour Relations Commission this Friday.

Sources indicated that the Dublin plant's operations -- which deal with aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul -- could be moved to Germany if an impasse on overtime and pay increases is not resolved.

Lufthansa insists the ban on staff overtime is having a disastrous impact on its output.

Unions imposed the ban last March following the company's failure to pay the final 2.5pc increase under the 2016 national wage agreement.

Irish Independent

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