Aer Lingus pilots have accepted annual pay cuts of up to €30 million.
January 15: Aer Lingus pilots have accepted annual pay cuts of up to €30 million as recommended by an Irish arbitrator.
The airline is attempting to save €97 million and that the pay cuts are part of an “integrated package” that includes redundancies, pension changes. The Irish Airline Pilots Association (IALPA) agreed to arbitration and said that 65% of pilots have accepted the pay reduction.
Aer Lingus said it “welcomes the pilots’ acceptance of the tribunal recommendations” and has already invited IALPA to immediate talks on the final elements of arbitration with a view to a final agreement on January 21.