Fianna Fáil Spokesperson Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation Willie O’Dea TD has expressed his serious concerns about the ongoing and apparently worsening industrial relations dispute at Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland.

Deputy O’Dea said: “The reports this evening that this dispute has moved on significantly and has worsened are a cause of serious alarm.

“The State’s industrial relations machinery is experienced at dealing with the sort of impasse that has arisen here.  I am urging the company and the representatives of workers to engage with the LRC on this issue at an early stage.”

“Hundreds of jobs are on the line at this Rathcoole-based company and it is essential that a resolution is brought about as soon as possible as we can ill-afford any further shedding of jobs when the numbers on the live register are now close to 15%.”