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180 job losses expected following Lufthansa Technik sale to AAG

SOURCES have this morning said that 180 jobs will be shed at Lufthansa Technik Shannon, following its acquisition by Atlantic Aviation Group.

It is also understood that an existing hangar at its premises will not be operated by the company following the sale.

While news of the transaction has been welcomed in some quarters this morning, there will be significant job losses, and it is understood that there is a lot of uncertainty facing staff following a briefing they were given by their employer earlier today.

Clare TD Michael McNamara said clarification is needed on the future of all existing full-time jobs at Lufthansa Technik Shannon as well as the retention of the two existing aviation hangars in Shannon.

Mr McNamara said he would be seeking answers from management of Lufthansa Technik Shannon Ltd and Atlantic Aviation Group when he attends a briefing on the acquisition tomorrow morning.

The independent TD praised the employees of Lufthansa Technik Shannon Ltd. He said they “played a key role in ensuring the future of the operation through their engagement with management and SIPTU over the past year. This included staff staggering work shifts with staff taking paid leave by availing of days built up over the years.

“While the majority of contract staff were released in the last year, particularly at the beginning of the pandemic, management at the company has continued to engage with worker’s representatives from SIPTU. It is important now that clarity is provided on all full-time positions at the company because of this acquisition,” concluded Deputy McNamara.

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.

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