Date Released: 06 March 2015
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions said today (Friday, 6th March) that unions at Aer Lingus “remain unconvinced” of the proposed takeover of the company by International Airlines Group (IAG), following a meeting with IAG head Willie Walsh and members of the airline management.
Commenting after the meeting, Congress official, Liam Berney, said: “While we welcome the opportunity afforded by the meeting to raise issues of concern and to question both IAG and Aer Lingus management on the proposed takeover, we heard nothing today to change our views.
“We went into this meeting today as a group of unions unconvinced of the merits of the proposal and that remains our position. Ultimately, critical issues relating to job security, staff terms and conditions and connectivity remain unanswered,” Berney said.