Baggage handlers announce strike dates at Heathrow and LutonChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 19, 2019
Hundreds of baggage handlers and check-in staff at Heathrow and Luton airports are set to start strike action later this month in April in two separate disputes over low pay.
Britain From midnight on April 26 to midnight on April 29
Workers are angry at a six year pay freeze and seeking to secure a minimum pay rate of the London living wage.
Meanwhile, 120 Unite members employed by the same company at Luton, will strike for a week from the same date in a separate row over pay.
Airlines handled by GH London at Heathrow include: Air India, Thai Airlines, AlItalia, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Gulf Air, Air Serbia and Air Malta.
At Luton Airport GH London provides ground-handling services to Wizz Air.
Kevin Hall, Unite regional officer representing the Heathrow workers, said: “The overwhelming vote for strike action is proof that workers at Heathrow are fed up with year on year pay freezes.
“It is now time for GH London to recognise its workers’ contribution with a significant pay increase and a commitment to pay a minimum of the London living wage.” ■