No 'lump sum' for cabin crew
Published 13/10/2010 | 05:00
After reading John Mulligan's article (Irish Independent, October 9), I felt compelled to respond.
Mr Mulligan states that 715 cabin crew were awarded lump-sum payments of between €30,000 and €140,000 to leave their jobs and return on lesser terms. This is completely untrue. No cabin crew member received a lump sum payment to return on a lesser contract. The 'leave and return' redundancy scheme was not available to cabin crew.
Cabin crew have always contributed to the success and well-being of Aer Lingus. To have this contribution devalued by the reporting of "lump sum" payments is frankly insulting.