Strike action set to hit Shannon airport

first_imgLinkedin by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TRAVEL disruption is on the horizon with the cabin crew branch of IMPACT trade union having served notice of industrial action on Aer Lingus.Workers will stage a 24-hour work stoppage on Friday, May 30 , starting at a minute after midnight. Cabin crew members will place pickets at Shannon, Cork and Dublin Shannon airports for the duration of the stoppage.IMPACT official Michael Landers said that cabin crew were ready to take immediate action because the company had failed to engage on the rostering issue for so long. “Cabin crew have sought to engage with the company on this issue on several occasions over several years but the company has simply refused to consider anything other than the erratic rostering patterns that have become the norm at the airline. It has resulted in an exhausted crew who feel now that the only option left to them is the option of last resort, which is a work stoppage. It’s regrettable that it has come to this, but the current arrangements are unsustainable.”Mr Landers said that the cabin crew branch is confident that alternative rosters could be implemented with no loss of productivity or at any extra cost to the airline.Currently, cabin crew can work up to 60 hours in a seven day period, resulting in shift patterns of six working days and one rest day, followed by six more working days.Mr Landers explained that cabin crew have sought a roster similar to those for pilots at the airline, of five work days followed by three rest days. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Advertisement WhatsApp Print No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended First Irish death from Coronavirus NewsBreaking newsBusinessStrike action set to hit Shannon airportBy Bernie English – May 13, 2014 576 center_img Previous articleContestants glam up for Miss Limerick pageantNext articleLimerick’s silent and shouted protest for Nigerian children Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSfeaturedLimerick Airport Shannon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment last_img read more

Two defenders score goals in Syracuse’s 3-0 win over Siena

first_imgIt’s just two games into the season, but Syracuse is within a win of matching its season total from a year ago. After redshirt sophomore Laurel Ness scored the only goal in SU’s win on Sunday night, the Orange’s defense provided the boost on Thursday, both in its own half and the attacking zone.Two defenders – junior Shannon Aviza and senior Taylor Bennett – scored for Syracuse (2-0) in a 3-0 win over Siena (0-3). It is the first time since 2004 that SU has held a clean sheet through its first two matches.“(We’re) just making sure we’re doing the things we practiced after Colgate,” Aviza said, “Just getting our passes in, keeping the ball and staying strong defensively are things we were harping on this week.”Keeping the ball was a struggle at times for the Orange, who actually trailed Siena in attacking zone possession at halftime (28 percent to 33 percent). Siena had multiple runs in behind the backline, but goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx made the necessary saves.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“At halftime, I talked about wanting them to organize the back a bit better,” first-year head coach Nicky Adams said, “I thought they did a much more solid job in the second.”A great indication of SU’s improvement was fouls conceded. The Orange fouled the Retrievers 10 times in the first half, but totaled just two fouls to Siena’s six in the second. The team put extra emphasis on defending deep in its own zone, both Adams and Aviza said.“If our back is facing our goal there’s no reason to try and win the ball there,” Adams said, “Just force them to go backwards and allow our midfield to step in.”Siena was not as fortunate, and they were burned on three set pieces. The first goal came 21 minutes in on a corner played short to sophomore Meghan Root, who sent a searching ground ball into the sea of bodies around the net. It found Aviza on the far post, a veteran defender in the right position to bury her first career goal.The second was set piece was a penalty kick, product of an inadvertent handball in the box just two minutes into the second half. This time, it was Bennett’s turn to deliver, and she buried it in the bottom left corner.SU’s “ballhawk mentality,” as Bennett said, again translated into offense in the 61st minute, when the Orange flipped the field and forced Siena to concede another corner. A lofty ball to the near post rattled through a cluster of bodies before finding senior Sydney Brackett on the far post for the finish.The Retrievers mustered just one more shot.“Overall, I’m pleased,” Adams said. “Anytime you win a game and get a shutout it’s a huge plus.” Comments Published on August 29, 2019 at 11:05 pm Contact Tim: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool: Gunners go second after blowing Liverpool dreams

first_imgArsenal scored three goals in eight first half minutes, as well as a late cracker from Olivier Giroud to secure a 4-1 win against Liverpool at the Emirates.There were returns for Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil but no place on the bench for Wojciech Szczesny who missed the game through a rib injury, meaning youngster Matt Macey was called on to provide cover for Ospina.Arsenal had the first chance of the game after 30 seconds, Alexis dragging a shot wide, followed not long afterwards by a Cazorla effort which Simon Mignolet got down well to save.There was an even more clear cut chance for Aaron Ramsey in the 5th minute when he found himself clean through – he chose to shoot from close range but his left-footed effort was weak and the follow up was cleared just as Cazorla was about to put the ball into an empty net.It was a bright start from the home side but even as the game settled down a bit from its frantic opening, most of the possession and pressure was with Arsenal. The visitors did grow into things and fluffed a superb chance to open the scoring.But Arsenal were too good in the end. WHAT IT MEANSArsenal boss Arsene Wenger will feel a place in next season’s Champions League is now within his grasp but Liverpool’s hopes are fading as they followed up the 2-1 home defeat by Manchester United by being convincingly outplayed.The win puts Arsenal nine points ahead of Liverpool with seven games left, while manager Brendan Rodgers’ side also trail Manchester United by five points before Saturday’s meeting with Aston Villa at Old Trafford. – Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more