Dublin Airport management has called for an alleged “unnecessary threat” of strikes to be lifted over alleged wage delays.
The DAA spokesman said he has acknowledged concerns about the payslips collected by Siptu on behalf of its members.
“And we urge them to withdraw the unnecessary threat of industrial action and continue to work with us to resolve the issues under our agreed dispute resolution procedures,” he said.
Earlier, Siptu members announced they were considering industrial action at the airport.
The union said worker representatives employed by the DAA “didn’t trust their management”.
It said they had begun preparations to elect members to take industrial action in a dispute over “repeated failure to pay employees’ wages on time”.
“Siptu worker representatives are now conducting a consultation process with members across Dublin Airport to elect them to take industrial action if this issue is not resolved,” said Siptu department organizer Karan O Loughlin.
She said worker representatives expressed distrust in management and the MyTime pay system at a special meeting of the union’s DAA section committee yesterday.
Ms O’Loughlin said the payment system was launched by the company in 2019.
“Problems with this compensation system have resulted in inaccurate payments to employees for the past nine consecutive months.”
She said this week wages for thousands of airport workers due to be paid on Wednesday did not reach their accounts on time.
Ms O’Loughlin claimed the “debacle” was the latest in a series of “ongoing and persistent irregularities” in the payment of wages.
“This includes underpayments, overpayments or no payments at all,” she said.
“This has resulted in missed direct debits and a number of people out of work because they had no money for petrol due to delays in paying their wages.
“After everything our members have endured this summer, the least the company can do is ensure they are paid in full and on time. It is shameful and disrespectful that the DAA feels there is no urgency to fix this issue.”
A DAA spokesman said staff salaries were transferred to their accounts on Wednesday, the scheduled “payday” of those two weeks, “albeit slightly later in the day than normal.”
He said that as soon as the agency learned there was a problem with the bank transfer, they immediately informed all of the more than 3,000 workers and their union representatives.
“We have worked with our bank to ensure payments are made to employees the same day,” he said.
“We kept everyone fully updated on the progress on Wednesday and spoke personally to any colleagues who may not receive payment to a non-Irish financial institution by the next day.”
He said management has already apologized to staff for any unnecessary stress or inconvenience the temporary delay may have caused.
The spokesperson said this issue is entirely separate from an issue with Kronos, the DAA’s third-party time and attendance provider.
He said it was affected by a cyber attack on the MyTime software platform in December 2021.
“As a result of this cyberattack, DAA’s complex time and attendance system was unavailable for 24-hour, 365-day-a-year operation for 14 weeks until the MyTime system was restored,” he said. “All Kronos customers worldwide experienced similar failures. “
“Management has been in regular and frequent contact with all of our union partners as we work through the issues caused by this outage and the resulting manual processes that have been necessarily introduced at a time of rapidly accelerating international travel with hundreds of new employees entering the business as a necessity.” result,” he said.
“This matter has been and continues to be a top priority for both the Board and the leadership team of DAA, who are fully committed to resolving outstanding issues.”
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/dublin-airport-management-calls-for-unnecessary-strike-threat-to-be-lifted-42013277.html Dublin airport authorities are calling for the ‘unnecessary’ strike threat to be lifted