Aer Lingus To Meet Fórsa Representatives To Discuss Cost-Saving Proposals On October 4
It has been confirmed that Aer Lingus will formally meet representatives from the Fórsa trade union at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) for a conciliation hearing on Monday October 4.
The news follows last week's news that Aer Lingus had agreed to meet representatives from the Fórsa trade union at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) for a conciliation hearing as the airline and its employees seek to come to an agreement on cost-saving proposals, and that news followed news that Aer Lingus was threatening to unilaterally implement a range of tough measures after cabin crew voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed deal, as well as news from that Aer Lingus cabin crew had been warned by their trade union that the potential for compulsory redundancies would remain even if they voted in favour of a proposed structural change agreement and news that up to 700 Aer Lingus jobs at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports are in danger of being outsourced if staff fail to agree to changes to work practices and conditions at a ballot this week.
As reported by The Irish Times, last week, Aer Lingus reiterated the need to introduce cost reductions and work practice changes, and said that the business is facing "serious challenges" arising from the adverse of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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