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Easter strike for baggage handlers

Baggage handlers at Stansted Airport are to strike over Easter in a row over pay, the GMB union announced .

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'Overwhelming' vote for strikes by Stansted baggage handlers

GMB members have voted overwhelmingly for strike action and for action short of a strike. Up to now the company has been intent on imposing these changes without agreement and this is completely unacceptable, as this vote shows. GMB has offered several alternative shift patterns and working arrangements but the company refuses to listen so far. I have notified Swissport of the ballot result and I have asked them for more talks to try to avert action over these pay cuts.

– Gary Pearce, GMB union

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