Aer Lingus talks to resume tomorrow as second strike looms

Talks in the Aer Lingus rostering dispute will resume in the Labour Court tomorrow.

It follows an intervention yesterday, when the chairman of the court Kevin Duffy wrote to the union and management inviting them to meet in "the public interest".

Cabin crew, who are members of the IMPACT trade union, say they are exhausted by erratic rosters. They want to work five days on and three days off.

They have already staged a one-day strike that caused major disruption over the June bank holiday weekend.

The talks broke down last Friday night after three days of intense negotiating. The union said that cabin crew would go back on strike on June 16 and 18.

The Transport Minister Leo Varadkar was urging mediation at the Labour Relations Commission when word came yesterday evening that both sides had accepted an invitation from the Labour Court.

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