United Kingdom - Luggage handlers vote for strike - September 30, 2017

Baggage handlers and other Swissport staff at Belfast City Airport have voted in favour of industrial action, according to union Unite. The ballot produced a clear vote in favour of action, as sixty per cent of our membership in the airport voted for strike action in a secret ballot conducted over the past weeks. Workers are determined to defend their Unite the union-rep who was dismissed by management as part of a sustained campaign targeting him for his trade union activities.

Read on:   in English …   statement by the union (in English) …

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