Socialist Worker

Transport workers at Luton airport strike, other strikes postponed

by Sarah Bates
Issue No. 2606

Luton Airport north of London

Luton Airport north of London (Pic: fr:Utilisateur:Steff)


Workers employed by Clece Care Services, which provides transport assistance at Luton airport to passengers with reduced mobility, struck on Monday and Tuesday.

They are in the Unite union and are fighting over zero hours contracts and pay.

Other strikes at the airport were postponed.

Five groups of workers were due to begin strikes. Four of these will now consider improved pay offers.

Baggage handlers employed by Menzies Aviation were to strike over the bank holiday weekend. They’ve been offered a new deal, which Unite recommends accepting.

Air operations staff, firefighters and security guards were also due to walk out, but received a new offer. Unite is not giving a recommendation on the deal.

The threat of strikes won new deals, a united week of action could have won more.


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