To ask the Minister for Transport the liability the Government will assume in the event of the sale of Aer Lingus to the workers transferred from Aer Lingus to TEAM Aer Lingus; the status of the guarantees and assurances given to the workers by the Government at the time; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 8th June, 2006.
Ref No: 22011/06
Answered by the Minister for Transport
The arrangements agreed between Aer Lingus and those workers who were transferred to TEAM Aer Lingus was a matter for the company. I understand from the company that those workers who opted to move to the new owner (FLS) waived all their rights in this regard at the time of the sale and those who did not returned to the employment of Aer Lingus and, therefore, have all of the conditions enjoyed to the employees of Aer Lingus.