Friday 16th August 2013
The planned strike of Aer Arann pilots, due to start next Tuesday (20th August), has been suspended to allow a negotiated agreement on pay to be put to ballot. The proposed agreement emerged from talks between representatives of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) and Aer Arann management today (Friday).
IMPACT says the proposed agreement re-establishes pay scale progression, which had been suspended in 2008, and establishes a retention bonus for pilots who commenced employment before 22nd July 2012 and who remain with Aer Arann after June 2014. The union says the outcome also addresses pilots’ concerns about management’s willingness to seriously address the pay issue and paves the way to reconvene the pilot pay tribunal in 2014.
The proposed agreement will be put to a secret ballot of the Aer Arann pilots with a strong recommendation for acceptance from Aer Arann pilots’ elected representatives. The industrial action is suspended pending the outcome of the ballot.
The Aer Lingus pilots’ ballot has also been halted.
IALPA is a branch of IMPACT trade union.