Category - UK

13
Jun

Scotland: Glasgow Airport: strikes announced for June 14, 21, 24

Workers at Glasgow Airport announce strikes on June 14, 21, and 24. The strikes are expected to last from 4am to 4pm. https://sputniknews.com/europe/201906111075785720-glasgow-airport-workers-strike-protest-actions/

24
May

UK: Glasgow Airport: industrial action on June 7 and June 10

WORKERS at Glasgow Airport are to take industrial action on two days next month as part of a dispute over pensions and pay. Officials from the Unite trade union today confirmed its members will stage a walkout on Friday, June 7, and Monday, June 10, between the hours of 4am and 4pm. At the beginning […]

10
May

UK: Heathrow: May 22-26: strike to affect food/beverages on long-haul flights

Tens of thousands of travellers could face long-haul flights without on-board meals, drinks or duty-frees due to a five-day strike at Heathrow airport. More than 80 specialist lorry drivers plan to strike from Wednesday May 22 until Sunday 26 May. As a result 29 flight operators could be affected over the late May bank holiday […]

17
Apr

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 […]

6
Mar

Scotland: Glasgow: buildings evacuated after suspicious package found

Edinburgh’s Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) headquarters and several buildings at the University of Glasgow were evacuated on Wednesday after police were called to reports of suspicious packages. Officers in the Scottish capital were called out to RBS Gogarburn House and ordered the building be cleared shortly before 11am, but the package was later found […]

8
Jan

UK: Heathrow: flights suspended due to drone sighting

Departures at Heathrow have been stopped after a drone was sighted, the airport says. A Heathrow spokeswoman said the airport was working with police to “prevent any threat to operational safety”. She said: “As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate. We apologise to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause.” It […]