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Aer Lingus cabin crew vote against cost cuts; pilots, middle management & ground handlers in favour

8-Mar-2010 1:07 PM

Aer Lingus announced (05-Mar-2010) it now has the results of three of its five staff ballots, regarding its EUR97 million cost cutting plans (Reuters, 05-Mar-2010). While the Pilots (IALPA) (81% in favour) and Middle Management (IAESA) have voted in favour of the proposals, Cabin Crew (IMPACT) has rejected them, with 64% voting against the plan, despite the union recommending the measures. IMPACT stated the carrier’s warning last week that it would implement up to 1,100 compulsory redundancies if staff did not accept the cost cutting proposals angered many staff. SIPTU union members, which include ground handling staff have since voted 58% in favour of the plans (, 07-Mar-2010). Unite is expected to release results from its maintenance staff ballot on 08-Mar-2010 (Irish Independent, 06-Mar-2010). [more - Aer Lingus] [more - IMPACT release on IALPA vote] [more - IMPACT release on cabin crew vote]