Socialist Worker

Airport workers win a victory

Issue No. 2168

Liverpool airport baggage handlers forced their bosses to back off from making compulsory redundancies.

Some 150 Servisair workers at John Lennon airport last month started an all-out strike against mass sackings.

Fire crews were preparing to ballot on whether join them when bosses backed down.

GMB union organiser Eddie Parker said that bosses would now offer a voluntary redundancy package to 23 workers.

The two-week walkout hit flights by low-cost airlines pushing the firm to bring in managers from other airports to try to break the strike.


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