Aer Lingus workers vote to strike over airline’s Job-Cuts Plan9 November 2008
Aer Lingus Group Plc workers voted to strike over the airline’s plan to cut more than 1,500 jobs. Around 80 percent of the Dublin-based airline’s workers that voted were in favor of the strike.
Aer Lingus plans to cut jobs, hire outside providers for ground operations and halt pay raises until at least the end of 2009 as part of a plan to save 74 million euros ($94.4 million). It says the cuts are necessary as consumer demand wanes.