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Thursday 23 February 2017

Aer Lingus in 11th-hour roster talks

Anne-Marie Walsh Industry Correspondent

ACTION by Aer Lingus cabin crew may be averted at the last minute if a senior mediator issues a binding decision on contentious new rosters.

The troubled airline and its cabin crew attended last-ditch talks yesterday, chaired by the Labour Relations Commission, to avert industrial action from next Wednesday.

Cabin crew claim they have been asked to work 10-hour shifts without a 30-minute meal break.

They have served notice of work-to-rule industrial action from Wednesday, although they insist it will not interfere with flights. The cabin crew have threatened to strike only if management takes disciplinary action against any members.

An Aer Lingus spokesman said it had "the means to deal with every outcome".

Irish Independent

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