Monday 19 March 2018

No 'lump sum' for cabin crew

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.

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