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Strike action due at Stansted Airport over Bank Holiday

Stansted Airport in Essex Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

GMB trade union has voted for strike action over pay cuts for checked in baggage scanning staff at Stansted Airport during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Strike action will take place between August 23 to 26 from 3.30am to 6am each day and again from 3.30pm to 6pm each day.

In June, the company Mitie imposed an 18 month pay deal backdated to 1st October 2012 which included a cut in premium rates for night work and overtime which cut pay by 3.5% and increased pay rates by 2%.

Stansted strike will hit Jubilee weekend

Stansted airport is to be hit by seven days of strike action, including stoppages over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Members of the GMB union, who work for ground service company Swissport, will walk out for the first time this Wednesday in a 24 hour strike starting at 5:30am.

There will be further walk-outs from 5:30am on Saturday until 5.30am on Monday May 28 and from 5.30am on Saturday June 2 until 5.30am on Wednesday June 6.

The GMB suspended threatened strike action earlier this year over the introduction of new rosters after the company agreed to enter talks. The discussions broke down last Friday.