Swissport’s Liverpool John Lennon ground handling workers set to strike

posted on 1st August 2019 by Justin Burns
Swissport's Liverpool John Lennon ground handling workers set to strike

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is set to face August Bank Holiday (26 August) travel chaos with Swissport ground handling workers set to go on strike over pay and other issues.

The GMB Union said it is undertaking industrial action ballots for around 200 members working on the Swissport easyJet contract and Swissport mainline.

Both ballots finish on 7 August, 2019 and if successful, industrial action will take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Members are unhappy with health and safety issues, working practices, pay and the company’s breach of the recognition agreement, according to the union.

GMB organiser Eddie Parker said: “Our members working at Liverpool’s John Lennon are unhappy with Health and Safety issues, working practices, pay and the company’s breach of the recognition agreement.

“Despite numerous attempts at constructive discussions, our relationship with the company is fundamentally broken.

“The last thing our members want to do is go on strike – and it is not too late for the company to get round the table and thrash out a deal.”