Dáil Issues

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Dáil Issues, Leaders Questions, National, Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

At Leaders Questions 27/05/2014 Clare asked what the government as a 25% stakeholder in Aer Lingus were going to do with regard to the 1,000 Cabin crew currently in dispute over working hours.  The company has refused to go to the Labour Court and negotiate and has instead spent company money on legal action and advertising to undermine its staff.  Click on the link below to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwLnBYV2ljo

Dáil Issues, Oral Questions, Transport Tourism and Sport

 I recently asked the Minister for Transport an number of questions about the on going pension crisis at Aer Lingus.

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport as the holder of 25% ownership of Aer Lingus if he will outline the contact he has had with the company in relation to recent pension problems, including threatened industrial action and legal action.
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National, Transport Tourism and Sport, Worker's Rights

Clare Daly TD, Aer Lingus worker & SIPTU shop steward fully supports the statement by concerned SIPTU activists in relation to the outrageous attempt by Aer Lingus to sue SIPTU & Union Official Dermot O’Loughlin in particular.

The decision of Aer Lingus to seek damages against SIPTU and a named official, Dermot o Loughlin, represents a major threat to the trade unions. The Minister for Finance has a 25 percent stake in the company and the government should oppose this move.
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Dáil Issues, Local Issues, Transport Tourism and Sport

I recently asked the Minister why previous expert advice was not being followed in relation to teh proposed BRT route…To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason the National Transport Authority with regard to BRT proposals is ignoring the expert advice published in October 2012 in the Bus Rapid Transit in Dublin report, which concludes that demand on Swords to city section greatly exceeds the capacity that can be provided by a BRT system.
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