16/02/2015

Christmas travel chaos looms as British airport staff vote to strike on December 23 and 24

17-12-2014
Christmas travel chaos looms as British airport staff vote to strike on December 23 and 24

BRITISH airports are facing travel chaos over the festive period after check-in staff and baggage handlers today voted to strike over pay.

Employees of air service provider dnata at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports voted by more than 4-1 in favour of walkouts in protest at an imposed 2.2 per cent increase, union Unite said today.

The union said that a workforce of "haves and have nots" was being created because supervisors were given a rise of 4.5 per cent.

Unite called for peace talks to avert the threat of a two-day strike on December 23 and 24.

UPDATE: Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester airport strike called-off

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