News

SIPTU Warns DAA of Strike Action on 1st October

SIPTU Warns DAA of Strike Action on 1st October

SIPTU President Jack O’Connor has authorised the serving of notice of industrial action on the Dublin Airport Authority in the dispute over the €700 million pensions deficit. The union said that it would stage industrial action on Monday 1st October if the dispute is not resolved, comprising two staggered two-hour work stoppages on a location-by-location basis.

Dublin Airport T2

Kieran Mulvey, Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission, said that talks aimed at resolving the dispute over the deficit in the Irish Aviation Pension Scheme for the two companies had been adjourned to allow the LRC to try to formulate a proposal that might have a reasonable prospect of resolving the row over the next few days.

Jack O’Connor said the row was not the fault of Aer Lingus, the DAA or the unions, but that the blame lay with the Pensions Regulator. He blamed the dispute on tough new funding regulations for pensions, which he said would have the ridiculous and absurd effect of forcing schemes to close instead of protecting them. He forecast that the pensions funding standard issue would lead to many strikes over the next three to six months, as up to 310,000 workers would have to battle to preserve their pension entitlements.

A “very disappointed” DAA said: “To serve notice of industrial action at this time, while the LRC process is ongoing, is totally unwarranted and will cause unnecessary concern and inconvenience to the travelling public.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

More in News

What’s Another Green List?

Neil SteedmanSeptember 22, 2020

Unprecedented Industry Appeal to EC President to End Quarantines and Develop Common EU Testing Protocol

Neil SteedmanSeptember 22, 2020

Register NOW for Distinctly Thai’s Luxury & Romance Virtual Mart

Neil SteedmanSeptember 22, 2020

FCm Survey Reports Slow Recovery in Business Travel

Neil SteedmanSeptember 22, 2020

Cork is First Irish Airport to Achieve ACI Airport Health Accreditation

Neil SteedmanSeptember 22, 2020

WTTC Safe Travels Scheme Reaches 100 with the Philippines

Neil SteedmanSeptember 22, 2020

Jennifer Catto Appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Travelport

Neil SteedmanSeptember 22, 2020

Emirates offers year-long benefit to students and their families

Michael FloodSeptember 22, 2020

British Airways offers a million seats for under £35

Michael FloodSeptember 22, 2020

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland