Stansted Airport strikes

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"Business as usual" at Stansted despite strikes

Passengers flying out of Stansted today are being told that it's business as usual despite industrial action by baggage handlers.

Members of the Unite and GMB unions stopped work at five-thirty this morning in a dispute over working practices. They're employed by Swissport.

Senior managers say contingency plans have been put in place to allow all hold baggage to be checked-in. Swissport handles flights for Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson, AtlasJet and BelleAir.

Strikes to go ahead

Strikes due at Stansted Airport
Strikes due at Stansted Airport Credit: ITV Anglia

Baggage handlers at Stansted airport are due to go on strike overnight.

Workers at Swissport are in dispute with their employers over shift patterns. They plan to walk out three days this week and the whole bank holiday weekend.

Swissport says contingency plans are in place, and they expect the airport to run as normal.

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Stansted strikes won't affect flights

Strikes won't affect baggage handling
Strikes won't affect baggage handling Credit: ITV Anglia

Stansted Airport says the strikes taken by GMB members employed by Swissport won't impact on flights.

Talking about the first strike, scheduled from 05.30 Wednesday 23rd May - 05.30 24th May, the Airport claims that it shouldn't disrupt baggage handling either.