Court bid to prevent strikes at airports

By Tim Healy

RYANAIR and the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) have launched separate High Court actions aimed at preventing next week's proposed stoppage by SIPTU members at the country's airports.

The proposed action, in which workers are due to hold a four-hour stoppage next Friday, arises out of long-running dispute over cuts in pension benefits.


In their proceedings against SIPTU, both Ryanair and the DAA want the High Court to grant injunctions preventing the strike from going ahead.

Yesterday, Ryanair and DAA secured permission to serve notice of their actions at short notice on SIPTU. Leave was granted with only the airline and the DAA represented.

Mr Justice Gilligan agreed the case should be mentioned before the court on Monday with a view to the DAA's injunction application being heard on Tuesday.