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

Kaboul passes fitness test

first_img Press Association The France defender has not played for Spurs since he aggravated a knee injury following the opening match of the season at Newcastle. The 27-year-old, who was Tottenham’s most consistent centre-back last season, underwent surgery in August and was initially expected to be out for four months, but he has struggled in his rehabilitation from the injury. On Monday night he made his comeback, playing 60 minutes of the game in front of around 300 fans at Upton Park. Younes Kaboul’s return to first-team action moved a step closer when he played an hour of Tottenham’s Under-21 league game against West Ham.center_img Kaboul looked comfortable on the ball and did a good job of marking Modibo Maiga and the highly-rated Blair Turgott. The centre-back was not afraid to stick his foot in or challenge for headers, although he almost directed one aerial ball in to his own goal in the first half. There was a moment of discomfort for Kaboul when a West Ham shot struck him in the groin, but he showed no sign of his knee troubling him throughout the game, and his overall play was good. The former Portsmouth man could now be in contention for Tottenham’s away trip to Basle on Thursday, although a more realistic comeback game would be the club’s Barclays Premier League clash against Manchester City on April 21. If Tottenham’s defending over the last couple of weeks is anything to go by, they could do with Kaboul back in their team as soon as possible. Spurs conceded four goals at Inter Milan last month and then went on to ship four more in their last two games against Basle and Everton. Kaboul’s return to action is a welcome boost for manager Andre Villas-Boas, whose Champions League hopes have been hit recently by injuries to key players like Jermain Defoe, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon. Tottenham’s 2-2 draw against Everton means Arsenal will leapfrog their bitter rivals in to fourth if they beat Norwich on Saturday. Kenneth McEvoy scored in the 38th minute to grab a point for Spurs, who went behind to Wellington Paulista’s first-half opener. last_img read more