Aer Lingus pilots are planning a two-day strike next week to protest the carrier's plan to set up a base at Belfast International Airport, where the Impact Trade Union claims the proposals for pay and work rules "are less favorable" than in the Republic. EI confirmed that Impact gave formal notice of a 48-hr. stoppage scheduled to begin just after midnight on Aug. 21 and that subsequent strikes will be organized. Impact stressed it will not allow EI "to treat its Belfast-based pilots as ...

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