The Unite national officer Oliver Richardson had this to say:
Urgent talks will take place tomorrow to try to stop strike action by baggage handlers and check-in staff at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted airports.
Workers from the ground handling company Swissport, based at the four airports, have overwhelmingly voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay.
According to Unite the union, 94% of workers balloted voted in favour of a walk-out.
Swissport's clients include:
- Stansted airport: Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Thomson
- Manchester airport: Monarch, Thomson, Thomas Cook and Virgin Emirates
- Gatwick airport: Monarch, Thomson, Thomas Cook, Virgin and British Airways
- Heathrow airport: Virgin