Pilots at Emerald Airlines are determined to get a collective agreement - even if means escalating their industrial action further
The union at the centre of a planned 24-hour pilot work-stoppage heading into the August Bank Holiday weekend - at Cork and other Irish airports - has reiterated that it can be avoided.
Fórsa is seeking a collective agreement for pilots employed by Emerald Airlines
Pilots at Emerald Airlines, which operates regional services for Aer Lingus, including between between Bristol and Cork, served notice of a 24-hour work stoppage on Friday, the 4th August.
Speaking to RedFM News, Fórsa's Niall Shanahan says it would be easy for the airline to avoid inconveniencing customers:
"It's very simple really. Meaningful engagement from the airline with the union in order to begin to establish the basis of a collective agreement for their pilots. That is the the ultimate aim of this industrial action. If management were to step forward and begin that engagement, the action could be stood down, but as of yet there is no indication whatsoever that Emerald is prepared to do so".
Cork Airport are advising travellers to check with their airlines for up-to-date information on their flights.