CityJet pilots defer planned strike following WRC proposal

Pilots with the Unite union had planned to take part in the first of 13 planned strike days yesterday

CityJet pilots defer planned strike following WRC proposal

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The union representing CityJet pilots says it is deferring its planned strike action following a proposal from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

Workers had announced plans for industrial action amid a dispute over pay.

Trade union Unite, which represents pilots working at CityJet's Dublin base, notified the company of a series of 13 full-day work stoppages.

The first strike had been scheduled for tomorrow, and another was set for Friday.

This evening, Unite said the action will be deferred following talks at the WRC, adding that it had accepted the commission's proposal.

Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley said: "While Unite awaits the Labour Court hearing on the pay dispute, we hope for meaningful engagement with CityJet on the other outstanding matters."

In a statement, CityJet said: "The WRC has recommended that the planned industrial action be deferred until a Labour Court hearing on the pilots’ pay dispute has been held. In addition, the WRC has encouraged both parties to engage in local discussions to progress some outstanding items."