August 16, 2010

BAA Staff Vote To Strike

British Airports Authority employees, members of the Unite Union, have delivered a “substantial” vote to strike in a dispute over a pay offer. 74% of the BAA's staff who took part in the ballot voted in favour of strike action.

Should the strike go ahead, firefighters, security staff, engineers and support staff will force BAA to shut down the six airports it operates, affecting hundreds of thousands of passengers moving through Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Unite national officer for civil aviation, Brian Boyd, said that “A pay offer of 1% plus the withdrawal of two payments worth over £1 000 is simply confrontational.”

Unite will be meeting with its representatives today to decide details of the strike action.

Courtesy TIR News & eTNW


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