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Baggage handlers plan to strike

Urgent talks are to take place tomorrow to try to stop strike action by baggage handlers and check-in staff at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted airports.

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Talks tomorrow to stop baggage handlers striking

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

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