Aer Lingus averted a potential strike (ATWOnline, Nov. 11) by reaching a framework agreement with the SIPTU union, which represents thousands of EI employees that had voted to take industrial action over EI's cost-saving plan that included significant outsourcing. "This framework would not involve outsourcing," the airline said. "However, until these savings are verified and confirmed by the union, the outsourcing plans remain on the table. In this regard, SIPTU has indicated that it will be ...

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