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Airport ground staff set to strike

Stansted airport is set to be hit by seven days of strike action by ground staff belonging to the GMB union.

The action, by staff employed by ground service company Swissport, includes stoppages over the Queen's Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend at the beginning of June.

  • The first of the stoppages, in a dispute over rosters, will be from 5.30am on Wednesday to 5.30am on Thursday.
  • There will also be strikes 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 June 2-6 strike includes the two Jubilee bank holiday days of Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5.