Aer Lingus said Friday that it will "proceed with a cost-reduction program to deliver. . .substantial savings," adding that "fundamental change" is needed to keep the carrier "competitive" going forward. Meetings are planned this week to detail the cost-cutting plan to EI's labor unions. The SIPTU union representing more than 1,500 ground workers last week voiced "total opposition to outsourcing any part of the Aer Lingus operation." EI reportedly has approached labor groups about ...

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