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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.
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.
The threatened strike action could cause massive disruption at our region's busiest airport on one of its busiest weekends.
Baggage handlers at Stansted are planning to walk out for four full days over the Jubilee weekend in a row with employers Swissport over working patterns.
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.
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