Aer Lingus presented its unions with a 12-point cost-cutting plan Friday as part of its continuing effort to thwart Ryanair's floundering takeover bid and succeed as an independent carrier. According to press reports, EI has promised not to cut jobs without workers' consent. It also intends to simplify pay grades, enact standard work rules, renegotiate airport and ground handling contracts, introduce a fuel efficiency plan and look into the establishment of overseas bases, according to The ...

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