IMPACT welcomes intervention in Aer Lingus pension dispute

IMPACT, the largest trade union in Aer Lingus, today (Friday) welcomed the ICTU-IBEC intervention in the dispute over pensions in the company and confirmed that it was ready to attend further talks in the Labour Relations Commission and Labour Court.


Aviation pension talks continue

Negotiations about the funding of the Irish Aviation Superannuation Scheme (IASS) are continuing at the Labour Relations Commission, where IMPACT is represented as part of the ICTU group of unions. The pension scheme covers staff in Aer Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA).


Airport staff ballot over pensions

Aer Lingus staff and IMPACT members at the Dublin Airport Authority are currently balloting for industrial action as Labour Relations Commission-brokered talks have so far failed to reach agreement over funding of the Irish Aviation Superannuation Scheme (IASS), which covers staff in the two companies. Members of the pilots’ branch IALPA are expected to ballot shortly.


Pilots’ body says EU has failed to protect passenger safety

The European body that represents airline pilots, the European Cockpit Association (ECA) has said today (Monday) that the latest EU guidelines on pilots flying time “will jeopardise flight safety and have significant consequences for Europe’s passengers.”