Brit holidaymakers warned of further flight chaos this week due to UK airport strikes | The Sun
BRIT holidaymakers have been warned of further flight chaos this week because of strike action at a UK airport.
Staff at London Luton Airport will walk out on August 30.
Wizz Air ground handlers, who are employed by GH London Ground Handling Services Ltd, are walking out after following a collapse in industrial relations.
The dispute is said to be a result of GH London "continually targeting and threatening" a Unite Union rep with disciplinary action.
This includes CCTV filming of workers during their breaks and not paying wages on time.
Two further strike dates have already been announced by the ground handlers for September 6 and 13.
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Meanwhile, other airport employees, including cleaners and car park workers will also take to the picket line in disputes over pay.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: "Passenger delays and flight disruption are inevitable at Luton Airport tomorrow.
"The strike action being taken is a direct result of the companies concerned failing to treat staff fairly and decently.
"Unite’s focus on workers’ jobs, pay and conditions means that there is no way we will accept our members being mistreated or underpaid."
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Meanwhile, Unite regional officer Jeff Hodge said: "Unite has given all three companies every opportunity to resolve these disputes through negotiations but they all refused to make proposals which met our members’ expectations."
A spokesperson from London Luton Airport told Sun Online Travel: "We have robust contingency plans in place, and passengers can expect minimal impact."
Last month, parking and transport staff at Luton Airport car parks walked out for two 24-hour periods.
The strikes were due to a pay dispute between APCOA parking staff and bosses.
Gatwick Airport staff were also due to strike last month, although this was called off after a pay increase was agreed on.
Thousands of holidaymakers have been left stranded abroad following the ATC failure yesterday.
More than 1,500 flights were cancelled, with more delayed and cancelled today.
Experts have warned holidaymakers to expect problems to continue until next week, with a number of Brits still unable to get home.
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