Friday 28 November 2014

Aer Lingus staff to strike ahead of bank holiday weekend

Published 13/05/2014 | 18:35

The threat of a summer strike at Aer Lingus has moved closer
The threat of a summer strike at Aer Lingus has moved closer

Holidaymakers are set to endure travel chaos as the Aer Lingus staff strike over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

The members of IMPACT's cabin crew branch will hold a one-day strike on Friday 30 May over an ongoing dispute relating to rosters.

The trade union said today that it had served notice of industrial action on the airline and said its members would place pickets at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports for the duration of the work stoppage.

Aer Lingus cabin crew have been calling for a roster similar to those for pilots at the airline, which would see them work five days followed by three rest days.

Presently, cabin crew staff work up to 60 hours in a seven-day period.

IMPACT claims this can mean shift patterns of six working days, one rest day, followed by six more working days.

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