Facebook WhatsApp HOPES are rising this week of a breakthrough in the dispute which is threatening air travel over the Christmas period.The Labour Relations Commission (LRC) has intervened in a final attempt to have the IMPACT trade union and Aer Lingus management re-enter talks to avoid the imminent closure of the airline’s cabin crew base at Shannon Airport with the loss of 88 permanent jobs.However, it is understood the talks will not address issues over work rosters and crewing.This week Aer Lingus cabin crew overwhelmingly voted in favour of industrial action up to and including strike action in a row over rosters and the threatened closure of the Shannon cabin crew base.It is understood that the invitation to attend the talks came from LRC Director of Conciliation, Kevin Foley.Last month Aer Lingus announced it was outsourcing recruitment for new transatlantic routes from Shannon to an independent company, ASL Aviation.It blamed the decision on a refusal by cabin crew to fly new transatlantic flights from Shannon using smaller planes with fewer crew members.IMPACT insists that they have not refused to crew the flights and that the airline prematurely closed the door on talks about numbers.The Shannon-based staff now face the prospect of redeployment to Dublin or Cork, voluntary severance, leave of absence to work for ASL Aviation or redundancy.Meanwhile, Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called on Transport Minister Leo Varadkar to intervene in the dispute.“We have to do everything possible to save the jobs at Shannon and furthermore, we cannot have a protracted stand-off that could lead to strike action in the run-up to Christmas. It is obvious that management and cabin crew members at Aer Lingus are deeply divided and intervention is required.“It is vital that Aer Lingus retains a cabin crew base in Shannon, which would give a great impetus for development and growth of Aer Lingus in the region,” he said. Linkedin NewsLocal NewsHopes of breakthrough in Aer Lingus disputeBy Guest Writer – November 6, 2013 903 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleJoint bid for National Diaspora CentreNext articleHardy men gearing up for Ethopia trip Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Print Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSair lingusfeaturedfull-imageShannon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New high-end jobs for Shannon
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The north Londoners will face a Europa League group winner or one of the best-performing Champions League drop-outs, meaning the mouth-watering prospect of facing Zenit St Petersburg, managed by former Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas, is on the cards. “We need to look forward,” Pochettino said. “We have to see the draw on Monday. “It is a shame because we would have finished top of the table (with a point), but now we need to look forward. “We have to be focused not just on this competition, as we have the Premier League on Sunday and, after, on Wednesday against Newcastle in the Capital One Cup.” “We need to see the draw on Monday and to win the Europa League. It’s a shame we didn’t finish on the top of the table.” The England full-back admitted he was a “little rusty” in the 75 minutes he managed in Turkey, but Pochettino was impressed by his display in the 1-0 Europa League defeat to Besiktas. “I think that he did well,” the Spurs head coach said. “He had a very good performance. He showed that he is fit and we decided only to play him for 75 minutes because it is good for his first official game after his injury. “I am happy. I am happy because he is a very good player and an important player for us.” Walker’s return was one of few highlights on a disappointing evening for Spurs at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium. Pochettino was frustrated by the “laughable” floodlight failures at Besiktas’ temporary home, although he was more annoyed by his players’ poor showing in front of goal. Roberto Soldado was the main culprit, with those missed opportunities allowing Cenk Tosun to secure Slaven Bilic’s side the victory which saw them go above Tottenham at the top of Group C. Both sides were already assured of a place in Monday’s last-32 draw heading into the match, but the defeat means Spurs, in theory, will now get a tougher draw. The 24-year-old had been laid low since March with a pelvic complaint which caused the right-back to miss the World Cup and the start of the Argentinian’s reign in north London. Walker suffered a setback in September and underwent lower abdominal surgery – a move the north London club had hoped to avoid – but on Thursday he at last made his first-team return. Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino was impressed by the way Kyle Walker performed on his comeback from a nine-month injury lay-off. Press Association
Current BiH Champion and winner of the Cup of BiH, football club Željezničar, will play an exhibition match in September against German team Eintracht from Braunschweig which will from the next season play in German Bundesliga.According to Sportsport.ba the negotiations concerning this match are in the final stage, and now only the exact date must be agreed upon, but it will probably be September.