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

Sanders announces $500,000 for Vermont law enforcement

first_imgFlanked by law enforcement officials at the Vermont Department of Public Safety headquarters, Sen. Bernie Sanders today announced $500,000 in federal funding for Vermont law enforcement agencies.‘The brave men and women in law enforcement are on the front lines every day protecting our people and our communities,’ Sanders said. ‘We are all grateful for the work that they do.’Sanders secured the federal funds for programs providing police officers for public schools, technology upgrades for police training facilities, and digital cameras for county sheriffs. In addition, Sanders and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) secured funds for special investigations units.‘We thank Senator Sanders as he has once again provided funding for several projects that will greatly benefit the Vermont criminal justice system, law enforcement training and professionalism, and will ultimately enhance public safety in Vermont,’ said Vermont Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Tremblay.Also joining Sanders at the press conference were June Kelly, assistant director of the Vermont Police Academy, Lamoille County Sheriff Roger Marcoux, and Robert White, executive director of the Northwest Unit for Special Investigations.The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs’ Association won a $100,000 grant for sheriffs across the state to upgrade equipment, such as squad-car camera systems that protect both police officers and crime suspects.The Vermont Department of Public Safety received $100,000 for school resource officers. The special program places sworn officers in public schools and is an important outreach tool that helps deter crime. The officers promote positive attitudes toward law enforcement; prevent juvenile crime by making students aware of rules, authority, and justice; and instruct students on how to avoid becoming a crime victim.The Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford received $200,000 for technology upgrades and laptop computers for students and seasoned officers.Another $100,000 for the States Attorneys and Sheriffs Association will help fund Special Investigation Units, which are made up of specially-trained police officers, social workers, medical professionals, therapists, and prosecutors to investigate, advocate, treat and prosecute crimes of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. These multi-disciplinary task forces were originally formed in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. The latest round of funding will help expand the program throughout the state.Source: Sanders’ office. WATERBURY, Vt., August 17, 2010last_img read more