IMPACT to resume talks with Aer Lingus

Talks between IMPACT and Aer Lingus will resume this morning.

Direct talks got underway yesterday, aimed at resolving the ongoing dispute about rosters. The talks adjourned just before 8pm yesterday and are scheduled to resume at 9.30 this morning.

Last Friday, cabin crew members of IMPACT engaged in a 24 hour work stoppage, and submitted a letter to the company after a protest march which concluded at the Aer Lingus head office. Up to 900 cabin crew took part in the protest, with simultaneous protests taking place at Cork and Shannon airports. IMPACT has said that there remains a likelihood of further industrial action if the rosters issue cannot be resolved in talks.

IMPACT official Michael Landers said that the company’s announcement on Tuesday that it would withdraw staff travel concessions with immediate effect was unnecessary. He said the matter would need to be addressed in the context of the roster negotiations. He said that in the absence of genuine progress in the negotiations, the potential for further days of industrial action remains high.