Aer Lingus cabin crew accept terms of "Project Greenfield"
Cabin crew at Aer Lingus, represented by union IMPACT have overwhelmingly voted to accept the terms of the carrier's "Project Greenfield" cost saving program designed to secure the airline's future. In this second ballot union members voted by a 92% to 8% margin to accept the plan. Earlier this month Aer Lingus said that it would lay off all 1,200 cabin crew and rehire all but 230 on lower terms and conditions after IMPACT rejected the proposals first time around. The 230 cabin crew who would have been made redundant would have received statutory entitlements only. Following separate discussions at the Labour Relations Commission, IMPACT said that it had gained a clearer understanding of the situation which allowed it to put the proposals to a second ballot.