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Ireland: The decision to make redundant all of ‘Aer Lingus’ 1,200 cabin crew (270 permanently) and then rehire most on a lower wage and longer working hours, has been met with fierce resistance from the 1,000 strong IMPACT union at the airline. The airline announced these plans for job cuts, after restructuring plans were introduced due to 66.2 million Euros worth of losses in 2009. Job cuts and restructuring are part of plans at Aer Lingus to save 97 million Euros by 2011, in order to save the airline from bankruptcy.