Tuesday 23 May 2017

Richard Bruton bows to 'Bash & Bomb' over job losses

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Willie Kealy

Willie Kealy

A few hundred airline stewards, male and female, at Dublin Airport who felt they had a grievance over rostering – they'd like something more akin to what pilots have – disrupted the travel plans of 30,000 Aer Lingus customers for 24 hours, and then went back to work.

They might do it again. But on Wednesday they will sit down with Aer Lingus management to talk about it all. Really I don't care if the steward on the plane is knackered and can't wait to get home, as long as the pilot is awake and alert.

So they were struggling to get my attention anyway. But another event happened at exactly the same time that meant they disappeared completely from my radar.

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