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Aer Lingus poster girl loses face after being taken off payroll

Anne-Marie Walsh

Published 20/01/2011 | 05:00

IMPACT cabin crew member Aideen Walsh standing in front of her picture for an Aer Lingus promotional poster at the company's Dublin Airport HQ yesterday. Ms Walsh is holding the letter given to her by management regarding her attendance at a disciplinary meeting
IMPACT cabin crew member Aideen Walsh standing in front of her picture for an Aer Lingus promotional poster at the company's Dublin Airport HQ yesterday. Ms Walsh is holding the letter given to her by management regarding her attendance at a disciplinary meeting

AER Lingus has struck its own poster girl off the payroll.

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Aideen Walsh fell out of favour yesterday after Aer Lingus managers decided the cabin crew member -- whose image welcomes visitors to the airline's home on an enormous poster at Dublin Airport which reads 'Welcome to our home' -- was no longer welcome at the company's HQ.

"It's disgraceful that it has come to this point," she said. "There are passengers stranded in Dublin again. It's management that's stopping us from working."

Ms Walsh was given a letter which instructed her to attend a meeting with management where she was told she would be taken off the payroll.

The IMPACT member is one of more than 120 cabin crew staff who have refused to work new rostering rules they claim have been imposed without agreement since Monday.

So far, 50 cabin crew members have been removed from the payroll.

Irish Independent

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