Lufthansa Technic Shannon Ltd (represented by IBEC) v Services Industrial Professional Technical Union [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court (LC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Contracts of Employment, Collective and Trade Union Issues, Pay
Issues covered: Collective and Trade Union Issues; Breach of Agreement; Pay and Conditions of Employment

This case was brought before the Labour Court as a result of the Respondent’s decision to utilise their staff’s banked hours on the 1st and 2nd of March 2018 when a Red Alert weather warning had been issued by Met Eireann.

The Complainant argued that this decision was not agreed upon by staff. When a similar situation had arose in October 2017 (Storm Ophelia), the Respondent deducted hours from Union member’s Rostered Bank Hours. However, following objections, the Employer restored the hours. The Union stated that the same should apply in this instance.

The Respondent’s most significant argument was that the previous occasion had been a once off and that as the country was experiencing more

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This article is correct at 29/05/2019

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