CALLOUS BOSSES at Manchester airport sacked at least 16 security workers over the holiday weekend. Manchester airport management tried to impose new contracts, slashing pay and conditions, on 570 security staff earlier this year. Security workers had official strikes against these cuts.
But the TGWU union called off the action, only for bosses to renege on an agreement to negotiate. The union called no further action, and many workers felt there was no alternative to signing the new contracts.
The sacked workers held out against the contracts, but they have been left high and dry by their union leaders. Now Manchester airport managers feel they can carry out their threat to sack people.