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Aer Lingus cuts cabin crew and introduces new pay scale

Aer Lingus has disclosed to cabin crew representatives measures to achieve the cost savings laid out in its cost reduction programme which was announced in October 2009.

The cabin crew representatives were informed of five major elements to the cost-sutting programme involving: targeted compulsory redundancies at statutory minimum levels, including the de-layering of the cabin crew organisation; new working conditions to achieve increased productivity; transition to a new pay scale including reduced salaries; a reduction in variable pay; and implementation of new Aer Lingus principles of employment.

Full implementation of these measures is expected to lead to approximately 230 fewer cabin crew jobs and all remaining cabin crew will transition onto new contracts of employment.

The airline added that further announcements may be made as appropriate.

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