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Issue No. 1923

SIX HUNDRED workers in the TGWU union at Servisair in Gatwick airport were set to strike for 12 hours on Wednesday, and again later this week.

“We are as determined as ever to defend our convenor from victimisation and to stop the imposition of worse conditions,” says one striker.

The action, which has been going on over a period of three weeks, remains solid, with significant numbers on the picket lines.

And it is affecting Servisair. The company is having to ship in office staff and managers from other airports to scab.

But despite deploying more staff than on non-strike days, the operation is “becoming more and more ropey”, according to one Gatwick worker from another company.

He says, “The determination of the Servisair workers has been brilliant.

“It is vital now that there are collections for the strike hardship fund.

“Some people are really being hit hard, and we should not let finance be an obstacle to maintaining this fight or moving towards the sustained action that could break the company quickly.”

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Wed 13 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1923
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