Tag: baggage handlers

Ryanair boss says British people ‘do not want to be baggage handlers’ amid staff shortages

Ryanair boss says British people ‘do not want to be baggage handlers’ amid staff shortages

By Sami Quadri, Evening Standard Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has complained that British people do not want to be baggage handlers as staff shortages continue to grip the aviation sector. British Airways and easyJet have axed hundreds of flights in recent months due to ongoing shortages...

Baggage handlers at Manchester Airport face job losses as union makes desperate plea for more government support

Baggage handlers at Manchester Airport face job losses as union makes desperate plea for more government support

By Sophie Halle-Richards, manchestereveningnews.co.uk Ground staff based Manchester Airport are facing redundancy after an aviation company proposed to make substantial job cuts. Stobart Aviation Services is looking to reduce the number of baggage handlers at Manchester, Southend and Stansted air...

Swissport to cut 4,175 Baggage handler jobs

Swissport to cut 4,175 Baggage handler jobs

As pressure grows on the government to produce a financial package for the aviation industry Swissport is set to make 4,175 job cuts. “At its core, our business relies on a high volume of flights taking place. When aircraft aren’t flying, our source of revenue disappears,” Swissport...

Industrial action averted at Heathrow as baggage handlers agree new pay deal

Industrial action averted at Heathrow as baggage handlers agree new pay deal

Potential industrial action at Heathrow Airport has been averted after a multi-year pay deal was agreed by baggage handlers at the UK hub, who are members of the trade union Unite. The pay deal covers hundreds of workers employed by Babcock Airports Ltd, comprising five different bargaining unit...

Swissport “confident” that proposal will be accepted by workers at Liverpool John Lennon

Swissport “confident” that proposal will be accepted by workers at Liverpool John Lennon

Swissport says it is “confident” that a new proposal it has put forward to baggage handlers and other workers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport will be accepted. Yesterday, chaos over the bank holiday weekend was prevented at the north west UK gateway, when a planned strike was suspended. Aro...

Swissport wins IATA Innovator Award at IGHC in Madrid

Swissport wins IATA Innovator Award at IGHC in Madrid

Swissport was recognised with the 2019 Innovator Award 2019 at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) in Madrid on Wednesday (29 May)for its role in developing the 'LiftSuit'. The LiftSuit, a wearable exoskeleton, can help to prevent musculoskeletal injuries amongst baggage handlers. Flor...

Denver International Airport ground service workers win pay deal

Denver International Airport ground service workers win pay deal

More than 6,000 baggage handlers, catering workers, cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants and others have won a $15 an hour minimum wage at Denver International Airport - the USA's fifth largest airport. They came together to rally and speak about a living wage and Denver City Council has unanimo...

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