Temporary baggage handlers out-earn airport security staff

Manchester Airport is hiring summer
temps on higher wages than striking security staff, according to website
Manchester Online.

Union reps, due to strike again, say
the move is an ‘insult’.

They say their members, some of whom
currently earn £13 an hour for night work, are facing a flat rate hourly pay of
just £5.24 (including shift allowance), and 150 face the axe.

Temporary baggage handlers, now
being recruited by Ringway Handling Services, will get £6.06.

The website said a meeting with
bosses on Wednesday failed to resolve the dispute.

Union bosses have confirmed further
strike action is planned. Security workers are angry at attempts to axe 150
jobs, while increasing working hours and cutting pay and sick benefits.

By Quentin Reade

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