Action first in series of 13 full-day stoppages
November 22nd: Unite, which represents pilots working for the Dublin-based airline CityJet, today announced that it has accepted an invitation from the Workplace Relations Commission to attend talks ahead of the strike action set to start on Thursday (November 24th). The action follows an 82% vote to escalate the limited industrial action commenced in September on foot of the company’s refusal to allow the WRC to refer issues in dispute to the Labour Court.
Thursday’s strike action will be the first in a series of 13 one-day stoppages.
Commenting, Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley said: “Unite has always stated that we are willing to engage meaningfully with CityJet, and we have now accepted the invitation extended by the WRC. However, unless tangible progress is made our members will be proceeding with the strike action scheduled to start at 00.01 hours this Thursday”.