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Issue No. 1882

BAGGAGE HANDLERS at Liverpool John Lennon Airport are set to hold their second five-day strike on Monday.

The 120 workers, who are members of the GMB union, struck last week. They have rejected a management scheme which would mean some baggage handlers being hit with a 40 percent pay cut. Their pay would fall from £20,300 to £13,700.

The workers voted to strike by an overwhelming 88 percent.

Union reps say managers tried to keep the airport running during last week's strike, and brought in staff from its airports in Teesside and Sheffield.

But the strike still hit home, and bosses were forced to make a new offer to the workers-to cut their wages by 20 percent instead of 40!

The workforce rejected this.

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Sat 20 Dec 2003, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1882
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