Date Released: 12 March 2014
A legal injunction has been granted at the High Court in Dublin to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) which has resulted in the suspension of a planned four hour work stoppage by SIPTU members at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports which was scheduled for Friday (14th March).
The injunction covers SIPTU members at Aer Lingus as well as at the three airports.
Staff at Aer Lingus and the DAA have been unsuccessfully seeking to have their employers deal with the significant deficit in the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme (IASS) for several years.
In response to the decision of the High Court, SIPTU Pensions Advisor, Dermot O’Loughlin said:
“We will be complying fully with the orders of the High Court. However, this does not resolve the pensions dispute. Accordingly, we will be consulting with our legal advisors with a view to developing a strategy to enable us to exercise our right to withdraw labour and take industrial action in the absence of a fair resolution of the pensions issue within a reasonable time.”