Christmas strikes by airport staff are cancelled

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Finally some good news in 2016!

(via Sky News)

A 48-hour strike planned by baggage handlers and check-in staff at 18 airports from Friday has been cancelled, says Unite.

Members of Unite employed by Swissport had been due to walk out for the two days before Christmas, one of the busiest times of the year for travellers.

They had voted for industrial action in protest at a 4.65% pay rise over three years but the strike was called off after talks between the parties at conciliation service Acas on Tuesday.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said the strikes had been cancelled after a better pay offer was received.

He said: "I am delighted to report that we have reached an agreement which our shop stewards will recommend to our members."

The airports affected were to include Gatwick, Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Stansted, East Midlands and Belfast.

Aberdeen, Bristol, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Luton, Newcastle and Southampton had also expected to be disrupted.

British Airways cabin crew are due to strike on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and talks regarding their dispute - also over pay - are continuing.

Mr McCluskey described progress in those talks as "painfully slow".

7 Comments

I would describe Mr McCluskey as painfully slow.

shop stewards?!? these guys are stuck in the past, they will become history as technology improves.
Edited by: "davewave" 20th Dec 2016

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Well. I hope they get their money that they are entitled to.

& luckily they avoided the worst PR disaster possible

YouDontWantToKnow

Well. I hope they get their money that they are entitled to. & luckily … Well. I hope they get their money that they are entitled to. & luckily they avoided the worst PR disaster possible



​they already did, just greedy.

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davewave

​they already did, just greedy.



Greedy like Philip Green & his £500 million he robbed out of employers pension fund you mean?

You cant have it both ways davewave.

Well I'm not complaining if BA cabin crew want to go on strike. Would be such a shame if I can't fly back to UK I'm sure a few more days in Barbados can be arranged.

davewave

I would describe Mr McCluskey as painfully slow.shop stewards?!? these … I would describe Mr McCluskey as painfully slow.shop stewards?!? these guys are stuck in the past, they will become history as technology improves.


People are history, you are having a laugh? Here comes a new dawn, people, British, Brexit, British made by British hands and jobs all over Britain.


People are history, you are having a laugh? Here comes a new dawn, people, British, Brexit, British made by British hands and jobs all over Britain.
davewave

I would describe Mr McCluskey as painfully slow.shop stewards?!? these … I would describe Mr McCluskey as painfully slow.shop stewards?!? these guys are stuck in the past, they will become history as technology improves.

davewave

​they already did, just greedy.


Just copycat German, Swedish, French, Norwegian, Danish, Swiss.... people oriented and centric politicians.
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