Aer Lingus trade unions change stance on BA-owner's takeover
Political and trade union opposition to International Airlines Group’s €1.4bn offer declines after assurances on job losses from boss Willie Walsh
A trade union group representing Aer Lingus workers has reversed its position and said it will now back a takeover approach by the owner of British Airways.
Aer Lingus’s board recommended the €1.4bn (£1bn) offer from International Airlines Group last month, subject to the Irish state selling its 25% stake, but political and trade union opposition has been significant.
Source: Guardian Transport