Aer Lingus pilots to carry out indefinite work to rule

Aer Lingus pilots to carry out indefinite work to rule

Aer Lingus pilots are to carry out indefinite work to rule starting on Wednesday June 26th.

The notice was served by the pilots union IALPA this evening.

It's in a row over pay, with pilots looking for a nearly 24 percent pay rise.

IALPA President Captain Mark Tighe said: “We are now at a point where this dispute has escalated to indefinite industrial action by pilots.


“We are in this position because management have failed to provide us with a meaningful offer on pay that accounts for inflation and the sacrifices made by pilots to save Aer Lingus during the pandemic.”

IALPA’s industrial action will involve the following:

  • A strict work to rule
  • Not working overtime, or any other out of hours duties requested by management
  • Only working the published rosters and not accepting or working any amendments to published rosters
  • Not logging into the Aer Lingus portal or ‘e-crew’ outside of work hours.
  • Not answering phone calls outside of work hours.

Captain Tighe added: “Management keep insisting that pilots must sell their working conditions in exchange for any increase in pay. We are absolutely not prepared to do that, especially when Aer Lingus is making enormous profits.

“Our pay claim is for 24%, which equates to inflation since our last pay rise in 2019. Aer Lingus have increased their profits by 400% to €255 million last year.


“Our pay claim is entirely affordable, and Aer Lingus management need to quickly change position if they want to avoid this dispute escalating.

Speaking earlier, Aer Lingus Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Donal Moriarty said the airline won't give in to current demands.

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