Category - UK


UK: Birmingham Airport: possible Christmas holiday strike Birmingham Airport staff in Christmas strike ballot Some staff at Birmingham Airport staff are being balloted over taking industrial action over Christmas. The Unite union said its members had rejected a 2.5% pay offer which had followed a pay freeze since 2009. It is understood up to 250 members, mainly security staff, are being […]


Travel updates from Ottawa: UK, Northern Ireland

UK: Exercise normal security precautions There is a fluctuating threat of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom (U.K.). Canadians should exercise caution, maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times and in all places, and monitor local media for the latest information on threats to security. You may visit the UK Home […]


Britain braced for travel chaos as border guards to strike May 10

Daily Telegraph HUNDREDS of thousands of passengers face fresh disruption at British airports and ports next week after unions representing border guards announced a one-day strike. After weeks of criticism over lengthy queues at Heathrow airport, up to 4,600 immigration officials are now set to walk out on May 10 in a dispute about their […]


Liverpool Airport: Baggage Handlers Strike planned for Nov 23, 25, 27, 30

Liverpool John Lennon Airport strike threat as Servisair baggage handling staff plan walkout. LIVERPOOL John Lennon airport passengers are facing strike misery as baggage handlers are set to walk out next week. A total of 85% of Servisair employees have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action The GMB union said they had unveiled plans […]