Transport chaos looms as BAA staff urged to strike

The
Transport and General Workers’ Union says it is to ballot members on a revised
pay offer from BAA and recommends members reject the offer.

Firefighters
and security guards at the airports have postponed strikes while the balloting
takes place.

General
secretary of the T&G Bill Morris said: “While the new offer is an
improvement on the previously rejected pay deal it does not recognise the
significant contribution of our members in taking on extra duties and
responsibilities since 11 September.

“We
have suspended the days of industrial action until the ballot has been
conducted, but should the members vote to reject the new offer – as we are
encouraging them to do – then we will be announcing days when our members will
be taking industrial action.

“Our
members have demonstrated their concern for the travelling public in postponing
the previously planned days of industrial action. Now it is for BAA to show
their commitment to avoiding disruption by making a significantly improved
offer.”

By Quentin Reade

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