Wednesday, 25 February 2004

Questions (125)

Breeda Moynihan-Cronin


212 Ms B. Moynihan-Cronin asked the Minister for Transport if employees of the Great Southern Hotel Group will be dealt with in the same manner as Aer Rianta workers regarding pensions and guaranteed employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6309/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

As I stated in my reply of 17 February 2004 to Question No. 434 from the Deputy, the issue of Aer Rianta's main subsidiaries, including the Great Southern Hotels Group, is being carefully examined in the context of the ongoing work in my Department on the implementation of the Government decision to restructure Aer Rianta. It would not be appropriate for me to pre-empt the outcome of this work.

In regard to the restructuring of Aer Rianta, I would like to clarify that I have not provided guaranteed job security for workers in the company or jobs for life as it has been misrepresented in parts of the media.