Shattering blow for Aer Lingus Workers at Shannon – BREEN.

October 6th, 2008 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen has described the news that over 300 Aer Lingus workers at Shannon are to lose their jobs “as a shattering blow for those workers who chose to stay with the Airline and who have shown such loyalty both to the Airline and to the travelling public at Shannon for a long number of years.” 

“It is sad to think that the Aer Lingus Staff who have taken care of the travelling public so well over a long number of years, many of whom have mortgages, young families and little prospects of finding new employment in a very turbulent time for the Irish economy are being treated in this fashion. It looks like it is the beginning of the end of the green uniform which is so familiar to us at Shannon Airport.

“This Government must take their share of responsibility for today’s news, they have supported Aer Lingus in pursuing a policy of consolidating their business in Dublin and axing profitable routes from Shannon.