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Issue No. 1812

THE GMB union is recommending that members at key airports accept an improved pay offer. Airport baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by Aviance have already rejected two pay offers.

They were poised to stage a series of one-day strikes later this month after voting nine to one for action. The GMB has not disclosed details of the latest offer, except to say that it is 'substantially improved'.

SEVERAL thousand workers at the British Airports Authority are reballoting over pay. The staff-technical, operational and general-rejected a first offer and are now considering a marginally improved new one. However, it is also tied to accepting a two-year deal.

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Sat 10 Aug 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1812
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