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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.

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Border Agency staff walk out at London's airports

UK Border Control at London's Heathrow Airport. Credit: PA

Border Agency staff at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead airports have walked out over changes to pension retirement age. The strike started at midnight.

It's part of a wave of 24-hour public sector strikes up and down the UK. Extra staff have been brought in to minimise disruption.