Tag: GMB

GMB Backs ‘Urgent and Necessary’ Government Support for Aviation

GMB, the union of aviation workers, has backed calls for Ministers to step in and give the industry the bail-out it needs but said it must come with iron guarantees from aviation employers that jobs and pay will be protected. Virgin Atlantic Chairman Peter Norris will reportedly write to the Pr...

Flybe Collapse Threatens ‘Domino Effect’ On Jobs and Puts Regional Airports at Risk

Up to 2,000 direct jobs hang in the balance after airline's collapse The tragic developments threaten a further 1,400 jobs in the supply chain, GMB analysis reveals. GMB members working for Swissport provide ground services for Flybe at Liverpool, East Midlands, Edinburgh and Jersey airports. ...

Heathrow’s response to findings of Judicial Review

Heathrow Airport's plans to build a third runway have been thrown into turmoil after opponents won a legal appeal against it on environmental grounds. A Heathrow spokesperson said: “The Court of Appeal dismissed all appeals against the government - including on “noise” and “air quality...

GMB Call for Action After Staff Working for Chinese Airline Left Without Gloves or Sanitiser

GMB Call for Action After Staff Working for Chinese Airline Left Without Gloves or Sanitiser

GMB has called for better protection for airport staff after members working for a Chinese airline were not given sanitiser in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. Worker at Manchester Airport say they’ve been provided with face masks, but no gloves or even hand sanitiser. Staff ...

Uncertainty surrounding Flybe highlights wider industry issues

Uncertainty surrounding Flybe highlights wider industry issues

Following today’s news (Monday 13 January) that Flybe is reportedly holding crisis talks with the British government; Ben Cordwell, Travel & Tourism Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the airline’s current issues: “News that Flybe is rumoured ...

GMB trade union settle pay dispute with Menzies Aviation

GMB trade union settle pay dispute with Menzies Aviation

The GMB London branch says after a “long hard struggle” to gain ground with Menzies Aviation it has made some headway into improving members’ terms and conditions. GMB, the union for staff working at Menzies who carry out ground handling at Heathrow Airport, have settled a pay dispute with...

GMB members ready to strike over pay dispute with CBRE at Heathrow

GMB members ready to strike over pay dispute with CBRE at Heathrow

Members of the GMB trade union working for CBRE Property Maintenance at Heathrow and Gatwick airports say they are willing to take industrial action over a pay dispute. The union said members are the "people who do the graft, they are the people that generate the amazing profits that CBRE have s...

GMB members at Menzies Aviation hold consultative ballot on strike action

GMB members at Menzies Aviation hold consultative ballot on strike action

The trade union GMB said it has held a consultative ballot for members working in ground handling at Menzies Aviation's Heathrow Airport station on whether industrial strike action will be taken over a pay deal. GMB London branch said that it is "imperative that our members have their say on thei...

GMB union calls on Heathrow Airport to force contractors to pay living wage

GMB union calls on Heathrow Airport to force contractors to pay living wage

GMB - the union representing staff at Heathrow Airport - has urged the gateway to force contractors to pay the living wage after the airport announced a whopping £3 billion revenue. According to accounts released this morning, 2018 was the busiest year in Heathrow's history, with 80.1 million pa...

Unions submit joint British Airways pay claim

Unions submit joint British Airways pay claim

Three unions - Unite, BALPA and GMB – have teamed up to submit a joint pay claim in to British Airways - as said the carrier has allowed employees to become "disconnected from the airline’s success". The unions say they are working together to seek improvements to pay from January 2019, as well...

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