DAA managers told to expect redundancies
THE Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has told managerial staff to expect wholesale redundancies at their grade regardless of whether cost-cutting proposals are accepted by staff next week.
The Irish Independent understands that 80 managerial redundancies will be sought, the majority of which will be in Dublin.
Last year, the DAA announced that it would seek a total of 450 voluntary redundancies as passenger traffic tumbled amid the global slowdown and recession in Ireland. About 150 are understood to be contract jobs.
A number of managers have already expressed an interest in voluntary redundancy, but, in recent days, managers have been informed that even if a ballot of DAA workers results in a rejection of cost-cutting proposals, redundancies within their grade level will proceed regardless.
The results of the ballot are expected next Tuesday.