UK airport staff call off 48-hour strike, Unite union says

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A strike by airport baggage handlers and check-in staff planned for 23 and 24 December has been called off.

More than 1,500 members of the Unite union employed by Swissport had been due to walk out in a row over pay and conditions.

According to Unite, members voted by 62.5% to reject a 4.65% three-year pay deal for 2015-2017, which the union said “barely” kept up with inflation.

It said “detrimental” changes to terms and conditions were linked to the deal.

Conditions included freezing overtime payments for the foreseeable future and restructuring pay.

UK airport staff call off 48-hour strike, Unite union says

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