Monday, 25 June 2012

Air cargo strikes to hit Heathrow Airport

Passengers flying from Heathrow Airport should brace themselves for a series of air cargo strikes carried out over the next couple of months.

Image c/o ALAMY/The Telegraph

According to Swissport, two three-day strikes by Unite cargo staff members have been confirmed so far. The first will start on 27th June at 6.30am and last until 6.29am on 30th June. Industrial actions were taken after the Swiss air cargo company refused discussions about a pay claim.
Swissport said that “Siwssport Cargo Services at Heathrow Airport [were] aware of the proposed industrial action my members of Unite. Both Swissport and the trade union are continuing discussions intended to avert the industrial action.”
A second strike is scheduled for 6.30am 4th July until 6.29am on 7th July.

Source: UKPA / The Press Association 

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