Gatwick Baggage Handler Strike – Your views

Last week we reported on the potential strike action by baggage handlers at Gatwick Airport and have received a number of comments from travellers regarding the issue as many fear disruption to their bank holiday travel plans. On Friday, the Gatwick and Stansted baggage handlers voted in favour of strike action in their row over pay however, the trade unions were yet to reveal the proposed dates for the strike.
Whilst Swissport, the company involved in the pay dispute, hope to minimise the disruption to any affected service at Gatwick and Stansted many travellers fear that potential action over the Bank Holiday will ruin their trips and as a result most people tend to be siding against the baggage handlers.
Many have anticipated a break over the Bank Holiday as a relief to problems encountered by the current economic climate and feel that if strike action were to take place over the coming weekend it would be “selfish” and workers should appreciate that they still have employment whilst many others don’t.
Furthermore, with a lack of confirmation on whether or not the strike action will take place, some are confused as to the extent their flights from Gatwick and Stansted will be affected.
Unions Unite and the GMB which support the workers and indicate that it could be a necessary step in the fight for fair pay.
Read the full article: Gatwick Airport Baggage Staff Threaten to Strike

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