Aer Lingus  has established a new defined contribution pension scheme for staff as part of a deal to resolve a row over a €750 million shortfall in the old Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme.  Photograph: Reuters

Aer Lingus has accused Siptu officials of using “undue influence” to convince the trustees of the airline’s new pension scheme to recruit Merrion Inve(...)

 Dermot O’Loughlin: said the note he sent to workers advocated that they get financial advice about the best way to use what was due to them from the old scheme.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trustees of the former Irish airline workers’ pension scheme clashed with a trade union official representing workers who had invested in the insolv(...)

An Aer Lingus spokesman said the management of the second supplementary scheme was a matter for its trustees

Aer Lingus workers are seeking the return of up to €100 million paid into a fund to prop up the salary-linked pension plan closed last year as part o(...)

The airport management firm has indicated that it does not intend to increase the €72 million already on the table

Siptu could demand that the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) increase its €72 million contribution to a new staff pension scheme after the union’s memb(...)

Dublin Airport Authority chief executive Kevin Toland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) chief, Kevin Toland, warned trade unionists yesterday that workers at the State company could lose close to €200 millio(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said yesterday he urged all parties involved to “accept the panel’s recommendations”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar yesterday called on all parties to accept what he called the “best and last” opportunity to resolve a €750 mill(...)

Aer Lingus has served legal proceedings on the trade union Siptu seeking damages of “multiple millions” arising from the planned strike action that was planned for today. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Aer Lingus has served legal proceedings on the trade union Siptu seeking damages of “multiple millions” arising from the planned strike action whic(...)

Unions have said  they remain open to discussions with management on a possible resolution to the dispute.  Photograph: :Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus is threatening to go to court to prevent Siptu members at the airline striking in the run up to St Patrick’s Day. Staff at the(...)

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), responsible for Dublin and Cork, this week wrote to the union seeking a meeting to discuss new proposals

Trade union Siptu says it is willing to talk to the managements of three airports threatened by strike next month in a row over a hole in a pen(...)

Dermot O’Loughlin, head of Siptu’s pensions advisory committee, said the union’s members have a number of concerns that Aer Lingus  did not address. Photograph: Eric Luke

Travel chaos could threaten the run-up to this year’s St Patrick’s weekend. Workers at the Republic’s three main airports and (...)

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