Double shift plan at centre of row
THE row at Aer Lingus is over new cabin crew rosters. Cabin crew, represented by IMPACT, have not accepted changes to their rosters, including new meal break arrangements and double shifts.
They also object to the fact that their duties can be delayed by three hours when they report for work. This means they would have to finish work three hours later than originally rostered.
The airline says the changes are necessary to ensure they work 850 flying hours a year, which they agreed to do last year.
IMPACT says the cabin crew had agreed to some roster changes in order to achieve this. But it says some changes -- including the meal break and double shift -- had not been agreed and were imposed.