Aer Lingus started rebooking passengers due to the threat of a strike.


New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Tue, Mar 4, 2014 - Irish airline Aer Lingus has started rebooking customers due to the threat of a strike by workers on March 14 in a dispute over pensions, the airline said. Aer Lingus's largest union, SIPTU, has called for a four-hour stoppage on March 14 - the start of a holiday weekend for Ireland's St Patrick's Day - due to the dispute over how to resolve a shortfall in the funding of the staff pension scheme. "The service of notice of industrial action to take place on 14 March 2014 has already caused significant commercial damage to (the) company and has inconvenienced and distressed customers," Aer Lingus said in a statement. "The company will commence the process of re-accommodating and rebooking customers from... 4 March 2014, in order to give certainty to customers regarding their travel arrangements in the face of threatened industrial action." The pension scheme, which employees at Aer Lingus share with other Irish aviation industry workers,...

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