The Vice-President of the Workers' Party, Waterford Councillor John Halligan has proposed that trade unions in Aer Lingus should call an emergency meeting of shareholders and insist that management proposals for job cuts in Shannon be discussed and decided on by shareholders, not management who are not acting in the interests of workers or shareholders.
The workers in Aer Lingus hold 12.59% of the company’s shares while the Government holds 25.35%.
"The Government's failure to influence and halt this scandalous proposal from Aer Lingus chief Mannion must be condemned. If the Government does not take action Unions must seriously consider holding a ballot for strike action throughout the company".
Cllr. Halligan said that Aer Lingus's cuts are threatening Shannon today - but it could be somewhere else in the company tomorrow.