DAA SIPTU Members Vote For Strike Action

SIPTU members of the Dublin Airport Authority have voted in favour if industrial action in a dispute over their pension scheme.

The long-running dispute surrounds a deficit of around €780m in the Irish Aviation Superannuation Scheme, which covers workers in the DAA and Aer Lingus.

No agreement has yet been reached over how to restructure the pension arrangements to preserve workers' pension entitlements.

94% of DAA SIPTU member voted for industrial action, with 84% in favour of a strike and 81% calling for the cessation of pension contributions.

The results of a similar ballot for Aer Lingus staff are expected later today.

No dates for industrial action have yet been set.


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