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465 aviation jobs at risk in overtime ban dispute

SOME 465 jobs are under threat after Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland said it would close its facility here unless a union ban on overtime is lifted.

Last night both the company and unions agreed to enter crisis talks at the Labour Relations Commission this Friday.

Sources indicated that the Dublin plant's operations -- which deal with aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul -- could be moved to Germany if an impasse on overtime and pay increases is not resolved.

Lufthansa insists the ban on staff overtime is having a disastrous impact on its output.

Unions imposed the ban last March following the company's failure to pay the final 2.5pc increase under the 2016 national wage agreement.

Irish Independent