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Passengers face prospects of strikes at Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports over pension row

TRADE union SIPTU has served notice of industrial action on Aer Lingus in an ongoing row over a deficit in the company’s pension.

Passengers face the prospect of strikes at the country’s three main airports next month in the row over a €742m deficit in the staff pension scheme.

SIPTU served notice of industrial action on Aer Lingus today, just days after it served notice on the Dublin Airport Authority.

Two hour rolling work stoppages are due to begin on October 1 at Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports unless the parties reach agreement on how to deal with the pension shortfall.

The union earlier served similar notice on the Dublin Airport Authority which operates airports at Dublin, Cork and Shannon.