Aircraft Engine Staff Reject Flexibility Plan

The future of aircraft engine maintenance company Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (LTAI) has again been thrown into doubt following a decision by staff to reject Labour Court proposals on the introduction of new flexibility and work practice reforms.

Staff at the plant, which employs about 470 workers, yesterday voted against the proposals drawn up by the Labour Court by a margin of 17 votes out of 279 cast.

In a statement last night the company said it had halted a planned $40 million investment in a new engine line as a result of the decision by the workers.

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