Improved pay offer averts Bank Holiday strike at Stansted Airport

Unions at Stansted Airport have called off a proposed strike over the Bank Holiday weekend after accepting a pay offer.

Baggage handlers and check-in staff had threatened to walk out in a dispute with ground handling company Swissport.

But after three days of talks, the Transport and General Workers’ Union (T&G) and the GMB said they had agreed to an improved deal.

The GMB said Swissport had offered an 11% rise over two years, and that it would recommend its members accept the offer.

About 500 members employed by Swissport had voted by three to one for industrial action.

Planned strikes on the Gatwick Express airport train service over the Bank Holiday weekend have also been
suspended.

Gatwick Express train drivers set for series of strikes over pay


 

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