Industrial Action in Ireland?

Industrial action may take place at Dublin, Cork and Shannon (pictured) airports on October 1. (DAA)

Industrial action may take place at Dublin, Cork and Shannon (pictured) airports on October 1. (DAA)

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has released a statement informing passengers that operations at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports in Ireland may be affected by industrial action on October 1.
DAA has been served with notice of potential industrial action by SIPTU and Mandate and, according to the company, SIPTU has indicated that its members plan a series of rolling work stoppages at the three airports on that day.
The statement says that DAA is “deeply disappointed” about the “needless” industrial action, which relates to pension issues.  Whilst currently in an ongoing conciliation process with trade union representatives under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), DAA says it is working alongside stakeholders to find a resolution.
Additionally, the High Court has granted leave to DAA to seek an injunction against SIPTU in relation to the planned work stoppages, as they are contrary to existing agreements between the company and the trade union.  A full hearing on the case has been set for September 28.
A potential contingency plan is being formed, should the industrial action proceed.  However, it is unclear what action may be taken and so the impact on passengers is uncertain.