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Issue No. 1927

Baggage handlers at GroundStar/Swissport at Stansted airport were celebrating victory this week after voting to strike over pay.

The workers voted to accept a new pay offer and called off a strike planned for Thursday of this week.

The TGWU union said the new deal represented a real and significant improvement.

A ballot among the baggage handlers led to a vote to take strike action.

Three days of action were then planned. They were all called off when the company increased its offer.

“We have got a much better deal now after a strike ballot than we had previously,” said Maureen Byrne, TGWU industrail organiser. Baggage handling remains one of the most important jobs at an airport.”


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Sat 13 Nov 2004, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1927
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