Irish workers to strike

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has been informed by the unions SIPTU and Mandate that its members plan to take industrial action at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports as part of the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s ‘national day of action’ on Monday March 30.

SIPTU, which represents the airports’ fire, police and security services, has indicated that its members at Dublin, Cork, and Shannon Airports plan to stop work between 04:00 and noon on Monday. Mandate, representing retail workers at Dublin and Cork Airports, has also indicated that it will take industrial action on March 30.

The DAA urged its trade unions to attend the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to discuss the company’s deteriorating financial situation as a matter of urgency and not to engage in any disruptive industrial action until this process is complete. The DAA wants to discuss the payment of pay increases under the national wage agreement before it has concluded a major cost recovery programme.

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