Bank Holiday strikes at Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester called off

21st Aug 2008

Holidaymakers jetting off this weekend will breath a sigh of relief after scheduled strikes at Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester have been temporarily called off by unions.Both unions, Unite and GMB, said they would put an improved pay offer to members following talks at the conciliation service Acas.
However there is a string in the tail as GMB have since announced a separate and new strike at Stansted on Bank Holiday Monday, involving more than 30 security scanning staff employed by the company Airport Services.

Air passengers were facing 24-hour strikes at Gatwick and Stansted on Bank Holiday Monday, and on Friday August 29, as well as 24-hour strikes at Manchester on Wednesday August 27 and Monday September 1.
A spokesman for Unite said: “We have suspended the industrial action. After 12 hours of talks at Acas we now have a revised offer in which improvements have been made and we will now ballot our members.”


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