Date Released: 18 November 2013
Trade union representatives are meeting with the management of Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland today (Monday, 18th November) to discuss the future of the company’s plant in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, and the over 400 workers employed in it.
SIPTU Organiser, Karl Byrne, said: “We will discuss any measures that might be taken to save as many jobs as possible.”
The discussions are taking place during the statutory thirty day consultation period between the announcement of jobs loses and when they can be implemented.
Karl Byrne added: “The workers employed in this aircraft engine maintenance plant are highly skilled and dedicated to their work. If the plant can not be saved the company and the Government must adequately reward them for their service and invest in their retraining.”
There are 88 SIPTU members in the Lufthansa Technik Airmotive workforce of 420. Aer Lingus established Airmotive Ireland in 1980. Lufthansa Technik took full ownership in 1999.