Ground Services

Ground handling strike at London Luton called off

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A planned week-long strike by baggage handlers and check-in staff employed at London Luton Airport by GH London Ground Handling Services – who provide services for Wizz Air – was called off on Friday (1 March).

The trade union Unite which represents the staff said action was suspended following a revised pay offer from the company. The staff were set to hold a week-long strike from 18:00h on Sunday, 3 March until 17:59h on Sunday, 10 March.

A Unite spokesperson said: “Following productive talks held today, Unite has agreed to suspend the strike action which was due to commence on Sunday (3rd March).

“The workforce will vote on the improved pay offer in the coming days.”

Meanwhile, Wizz Air today reported that it flew 2.54 million passengers last month, up from 2.33 million in February 2018, but a decline on the 2.56 million in January this year.

Wizz Air operates around 42 routes from Luton mainly serving mainly Central and Eastern Europe.