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Airlink Between Bristol And Cork Facing Disruption Ahead Of August Bank Holiday Weekend

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05:21 27 Jul 2023

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The airlink between Bristol and Cork is to be one of the routes facing disruption ahead of the August Bank Holiday weekend - as pilots are due to stage a work stoppage.

Pilots at Emerald Airlines, the carrier which operates the regional service franchise for Aer Lingus, have served notice of a 24-hour work stoppage on Friday, the 4th August.

The route, which was launched in April, operates six times weekly out of Cork, including on Fridays:

Speaking to RedFM News, Director of Media Relations at Fórsa, Niall Shanahan says the work stoppage was inevitable:

The dispute has come about following several months where the union has attempted to engage with management of Emerald Airlines to negotiate a collective agreement on pay and terms and conditions for the pilots, and management at Emerald have refused to engage with the union in any way that led to a ballot for industrial action. And since June, the pilots have been engaged in a work-to-rule action. And then today the union served notice to Emerald management that a one-day-stoppage will take place. Next Friday, 4th August".

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