Ground staff strike threatens to halt some airport services

Stansted airport is to be hit by seven days of strike action by ground staff belonging to the GMB union.
Stansted airport is to be hit by seven days of strike action by ground staff belonging to the GMB union. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

GMB suspended threatened strike action earlier this year over the introduction of new rosters which the union said would have led to a reduction in incomes of members after the company agreed to enter talks. Talks broke down last Friday.

GMB organiser Gary Pearce said: "GMB negotiators have been in talks to reach an agreement to resolve this issue since the agreed suspension of the strike action scheduled over Easter.

"It is a shame that Swissport has made and then withdrawn a number of proposals including a return to the original four-days-on and two-days-off roster which would have settled the dispute. The proposals were withdrawn last Friday."

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