IMPACT holds off on strike ballot pending Aer Lingus talks

The IMPACT trade union has said it will not be holding an immediate ballot for industrial action at Aer Lingus.

SIPTU has begun balloting its members today on all-out strike action in the event that the airline tries to impose €74m worth of cost cuts in the absence of an agreement with workers.

However, IMPACT decided this morning to hold off on any such ballot pending the outcome of negotiations at the Labour Relations Commission.

The union says it won't accept the closure of cabin crew bases at Shannon and Heathrow and is hoping to find an alternative during talks with management.

It is not ruling out a strike ballot if the outcome of those negotiations is not satisfactory.


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