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Pilot pay will return to what it was before the Covid-19 crisis when the period of the proposed agreement ends in September next year (stock photo)

Pilot pay will return to what it was before the Covid-19 crisis when the period of the proposed agreement ends in September next year (stock photo)

Pilot pay will return to what it was before the Covid-19 crisis when the period of the proposed agreement ends in September next year (stock photo)

Aer Lingus pilots have been offered a generous deal by the troubled airline which protects them from redundancy and outlines an agreed pathway to full pay restoration.

The proposed pilot agreement, seen by the Sunday Independent, sharply contrasts to one offered to cabin and ground crew last weekend and which has since been pulled by the company.

The withdrawal of that agreement last Monday was followed by the announcement on Friday that 500 ground staff are to be made redundant, on top of 296 seasonal and catering staff who are also to leave the airline.