Workers outside the Shannon Aerospace maintenance plant.Workers outside the Shannon Aerospace maintenance plant.Workers and management at Shannon Aerospace have played down the possibility of job losses at the aircraft maintenance company after a Labour Court recommendation aimed at resolving a dispute over the management’s plans to close the defined benefit pension scheme was overwhelmingly rejected by the workforce.Over 500 workers are employed by the company which was established at Shannon in 1990 and is now owned by the Lufthansa Technik corporation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The company had announced that it would cease making contributions to the pension scheme, which is solvent, from 3 February but the Labour Court recommended that both sides should maintain the status quo for two months to allow for negotiations.Although it had been accepted by management, the recommendation was rejected by 92 per cent of staff.A company spokeswoman said the board would be considering the ballot result over the weekend and was willing to talk to the unions in accordance with the Labour Court recommendation.While SIPTU has not issued a formal statement, union sources insisted there was no threat to jobs and described the situation as being in a “cooling-off period” until Monday evening. Previous articlePensioner charged with rape of 7 year old girlNext articleClosure of welfare clinics another blow to rural communities Editor Linkedin TAGSbusinessDefined benefit pensionfeaturedLabour CourtShannon AerospaceSIPTU Facebook Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsShannon Aerospace workers reject pension scheme closureBy Editor – January 24, 2014 1750
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zoom China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort) reached a milestone during 2017 as it handled over 100 million TEUs during the year.For the year ended December 31, 2017, the port’s total throughput was at 102.9 million TEUs, up 7.5% from the previous year.Mainland China contributed 77.1 million TEUs to the total volume, while Hong Kong and Taiwan handled 7.5 million TEUs. Overseas ports reached 18.3 million TEUs, with Colombo International Container Terminals Limited (CICT) in Sri Lanka and Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) in Togo throughput increasing by 18.5% and 67.5%, respectively.“In times with the 25th listing anniversary of the company in Hong Kong, CMPort and its subsidiaries surpasses 100 million TEUs, setting a new record in history,” Bai Jingtao, Managing Director, said.In 2017, the company became the shareholder of the Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka and TCP Participações S.A. (TCP) in Brazil. Regarding port investment in Mainland China, CMPort has taken a majority stake in Shantou Port Group Corp during the year.As of the end of 2017, the business of CMPort covered 31 ports in 16 countries and regions and over five continents, with more than 190 container berths and more than 220 bulk cargo berths.