Aer Lingus apologises to staff over stealing claims
Aer Lingus management has apologised to staff following claims made in a newspaper that they stole millions of euro worth of goods from the airline, customers, and colleagues.
The airline said it will make a donation of €25,000 to two charities on behalf of staff after its management met with its group of unions yesterday.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the most serious concerns arising from an article that appeared in last week’s Sunday Independent.
Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh and his senior executive team expressed a sincere apology and regret for the hurt and upset caused by the disputed article.
He confirmed that Aer Lingus had not been the source for the article.
Mr Kavanagh acknowledged that Aer Lingus workers had been subject to hurtful and demeaning comments over the course of the last week and they sincerely regretted the upset that had been caused.
He reiterated his appreciation and respect for the continued professionalism of colleagues in the delivery of excellent service and their continued hard work and dedication. Aer Lingus will make a donation of €25,000 split equally between Pieta House and Focus Ireland.