Aer Arann pilots suspend strike to vote on pay deal
Threatened industrial action at Aer Arann has been suspended after talks between airline management and representations of the Aer Arann pilot group.
The planned strike was postponed to allow for a negotiated agreement on pay to be put to a ballot.
It means the strike action, planned for next Tuesday and Wednesday will not now proceed.
The IMPACT trade union said they will put "a strong recommendation for acceptance" of the proposed deal to the pilots.
A spokesperson from Aer Arann said: "We are pleased to confirm to our customers that it is business as usual at the airline. The strike has been averted. All services will operate fully, across all routes, at all airports.
"We have commenced informing our customers by text, online, email and through the media that their flights will operate as scheduled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers who are, and will always be, our number one priority," the spokesperson concluded.
Aer Lingus pilots were also considering strike action in solidarity with the workers at Aer Arann.
Spokesperson for IMPACT trade union, Bernard Harbour, said this proposed industrial action has now also been averted:
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