Two separate groups of workers at Gatwick airport are to begin balloting for industrial action over pay. If the workers vote for strike action, passengers at Gatwick are set to face delays and disruption later this summer.
Baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London Ground Handling Services at Luton Airport have voted for strike action. The decision was taken in response to the company’s decision to impose a pay freeze on staff.
Thousands of passengers who need assistance will be affected when more than 250 workers stage three 48-hour stoppages from 05:00 on November 20th, ending at 05:00 on November 22nd.
Baggage handlers at Luton Airport have voted to reject a new pay offer from their employer Menzies Aviation. United argues the deal fails to recognise their hard work and the rising cost of living.
Almost a thousand easyJet ground staff and baggage handlers at Gatwick airport employed by DHL have negotiated a pay boost worth on average 7.5 per cent over two years.
Ryanair has signed its second cabin crew union recognition agreement with Unite the Union, who will now be the representative body for Ryanair directly employed cabin crew in the UK.
Strike action at Luton Airport is set to go ahead over the Bank Holiday weekend. Baggage handlers at Luton Airport have voted to reject a new pay offer from their employer Menzies Aviation which workers say fails to recognise their hard work and the rising cost of living.
About 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport, members of Unite, have rejected the company’s holiday pay offer and imposed cuts to terms and conditions in a consultative ballot.
British Airways has been granted permission to lease aircraft from Qatar Airways in order to cover gaps in services caused by a 16-day strike by cabin crew. Transport secretary Chris Grayling said British Airways would be allowed to lease nine Qatar A320 and 321 planes.
Unite members working for British Airways’ mixed fleet have announced a two week strike. The decision comes after BA refused the union’s final compromise position on the outstanding issue of sanctioning striking cabin crew.
Members of Unite working as cabin crew for British Airways mixed fleet have announced a further round of strikes. Cabin crew in the mixed fleet will walk out for seven days from Friday as part of their on-going pay dispute, taking the total number of strike days to 26.