05 June 2012
Baggage handlers put their case
Swissport baggage handlers at Stansted airport struck for all four days of the long weekend last week. The workers, in the Unite and GMB unions, are fighting plans to make them work 14 extra days a year with no extra pay.
01 December 2009
Across Europe, racists have cheered the result of last Sunday’s referendum in Switzerland, which saw a vote to impose a ban on the building of minarets on mosques.
01 September 2009
Baggage handlers at Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports last week voted to strike after their employer, Swissport, reneged on a two-year pay deal.
03 February 2009
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) put Britain at the bottom of the class in its revised forecast for the world economy last week. At the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Gordon Brown was forced to refute suggestions that London was now "Reykjavik on The Thames" – a reference to Iceland’s economic crash.
02 September 2008
Workers at Swissport have voted to accept an improved pay offer of 4 percent for 2008-2009 backdated to 1 April.
19 August 2008
Baggage handlers and check-in staff working for Swissport have voted to take strike action after workers rejected a below-inflation pay offer.
11 December 2007
Four months after it exploded, the international credit crisis seems to be getting worse. On Monday the giant Swiss bank UBS announced losses of $10 billion.