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Gatwick refuellers vote to strike over union rights

Issue No. 1000

The fifteen aircraft refuellers who are central to the smooth running of Gatwick Airport have voted to strike in their dispute over trade union recognition.

The refuellers work for Gatwick Refuelling Services Ltd. (GRS), and are members of the The T&G union, which confirmed today that the workers have voted to strike.

“This is a 100 percent vote for action and it means GRS simply can’t ignore the wishes of their workers without serious consequences,” said Kevin Hall, T&G regional industrial organiser. “So we say again to this company that all of the employees want the T&G recognised. What is stopping it?”

Talks with the company will resume but Mr Hall said the circumstances had changed. He urged GRS to allow the voluntary recognition of the T&G and let the business flow forward.

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Fri 20 Apr 2007, 16:27 BST
Issue No. 1000
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