Rough ride ahead for budget airline

Workers
at low-cost airline EasyJet are voting on strike action over a long-term pay
dispute.

The
dispute will see baggage handlers vote this week, cabin crew next week.

The
Transport and General Workers’ Union said it has been trying to negotiate a pay
rise since May.

The
T&G said EasyJet is also refusing to recognised the union even though
baggage handlers and cabin crew wanted it to represent them.

About
110 baggage handlers represented by the T&G work at Luton Airport, while
300 cabin crew are based at Luton, Gatwick, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow and
Belfast.

T&G
regional officer John Street says he expects the baggage handlers to vote for
action.

By
Quentin Reade

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