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Swissport accept deal

Issue No. 2117

Workers at Swissport have voted to accept an improved pay offer of 4 percent for 2008-2009 backdated to 1 April.

In year two a nine month deal has been agreed with an increase in line with the RPI rate of inflation with a minimum guarantee of 2.75 percent and a cap of 5 percent.

Negotiations will be reopened if the RPI is above 5 percent. Swissport’s proposals to change the current sick pay arrangements will no longer take place.

The workers at Manchester, Gatwick, Glasgow and Stanstead airpoirt had been to set to strike last month.

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Tue 2 Sep 2008, 18:37 BST
Issue No. 2117
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