UK: London airports: Heathrow, Luton: baggage handlers plan strikes

Baggage handlers announce strike dates at Heathrow and Luton
Workers are seeking to secure a minimum pay rate of the London living wage

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.

More than 300 workers at Heathrow’s Terminals 2 and 4 will strike from midnight on April 26 to midnight on April 29 after members voted overwhelmingly by 99.2% to take strike action on a turnout of 68.4%.

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.Read more:

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