Ground handling staff back strike action at Stansted Airport

Related Stories

Stansted Airport ground handling staff have backed strike action in a row over pay.

The GMB union said its members at the Essex airport employed by Swissport backed industrial action by almost nine to one.

The union, which represents 200 staff, will meet the company this week to try to resolve the dispute.

GMB officer Gary Pearce said: "We hope that a settlement can be reached before shop stewards set strike dates."

"The outcome of the industrial action ballot is clear," he added.

"These workers are faced with ever rising bills for energy, travel and the cost of living. To make ends meet they have no alternative but to seek an increase in their income to meet these bills."

Swissport have yet to comment.

More on This Story

Related Stories

From other news sites

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Essex

Weather

Chelmsford

12 °C 10 °C

Features

  • photo of patient zero, two year-old Emile OuamounoPatient zero

    Tracking first Ebola victim and how virus spread


  • A young Chinese girl looks at an image of BarbieBarbie's battle

    Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?


  • Prosperi in the 1994 MdSLost in the desert

    How I drank bat blood and urine to survive in the Sahara


  • Afghan interpetersBlacklisted

    The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban


  • Flooded homesNo respite

    Many hit by last winter's floods are struggling to pay soaring insurance bills


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.