Talks continue at LRC in effort to avert strike action at Aer Lingus

Talks aimed at averting strike action at Aer Lingus have been continuing this afternoon at the Labour Relations Commission.

Talks aimed at averting strike action at Aer Lingus have been continuing this afternoon at the Labour Relations Commission.

Unions and management are attempting to avert industrial action at the airline in the run-up to Christmas.

The row centres on the company's controversial cost-cutting plan, which could see over 1,300 jobs outsourced.

SIPTU representative Gerry McCormack said earlier this afternoon there had been no progress to report so far.

The sides have been meeting separately with a mediator, and the company was said to be considering an alternative cost-saving proposal put forward by SIPTU.

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