Hopes of breakthrough in Aer Lingus dispute

first_imgFacebook 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 Printcenter_img 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 Shannonlast_img read more

Alana Spencer buys Lord Sugar out of cake business

first_imgThe Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has bought Lord Sugar out of her cake business, Ridiculously Rich by Alana.In a statement on Twitter, the bakery entrepreneur said she had the opportunity to buy out Lord Sugar “a little while ago” and that it had been “an exciting, crazy, scary few months while the final details were being agreed”.Spencer had received a £250,000 investment and a 50/50 partnership with Lord Sugar following her victory in the show screened in December 2016. Spencer’s business was originally called Narna’s Cakes but swiftly rebranded following Lord Sugar’s investment.In this week’s statement, Spencer described working with Lord Sugar as an incredible experience and that she had learned a lot in a short space of time. She said she was grateful for the guidance from Lord Sugar himself and also his “amazing” team.“With new products on the horizon, dreams of opening my own bakery and small shop and expanding my team, it became obvious that now was the perfect time for Ridiculously Rich to become ‘by Alana’ only,” Spencer added.“I am now completely in charge of my own destiny and it is exhilarating! Here is to the next chapter of Ridiculously Rich by Alana.”Spencer also announced she is to open a new bakery and shop in Aberystwyth, Wales, later this year.last_img read more

Franklin County 4-H Virtual Sheep Show results

first_imgBREEDING EWE SHOW RESULTS:​GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING EWE: Reagan FlaspohlerRESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING EWE: Alexis KochChampion Light Weight Ewe: Gavin McGlothenReserve Champion Light Weight Ewe: Lexi SchwabChampion Medium Weight Ewe: Hailey BallReserve Champion Medium Weight Ewe: David KochChampion Heavy Weight Ewe: Reagan FlaspohlerReserve Champion Heavy Weight Ewe: Alexis KochBreeding Ewe Class Results:​1st: Gavin McGlothen, Hailey Ball, Reagan Flaspohler2nd: Lexi Schwab, David Koch, Alexis Koch3rd: Saige Mergenthal, Faith Coffey, Alexis KochMARKET LAMB SHOW RESULTS:​GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB: Alexis Koch (Medium Weight)RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB: Reagan Flaspohler (Heavy Weight)Champion Light Weight Lamb: Gracie RippergerReserve Champion Light Weight Lamb: Izzy RobbenChampion Medium Weight Lamb: Alexis KochReserve Champion Medium Weight Lamb: Dexter DorrelChampion Heavy Weight Lamb: Reagan FlaspohlerReserve Champion Heavy Weight Lamb: David KochMarket Lamb Class Results:1st: Gracie Ripperger, Alexis Koch, Reagan Flaspohler2nd: Izzy Robben, Dexter Dorrel, David Koch3rd: Faith Coffey, Kate Dorrel, Hailey Ball4th: Kody Schwab, Lexi Schwab, Abbigail Baxter5th: Kody Schwablast_img read more