Tag: Unite

British Airways workers secure major pay increase

Unite, the UK’s leading union, has secured a significant pay increase for around 24,000 staff employed by British Airways. The workforce (excluding pilots and management) will receive a pay increase worth 13.1 per cent over an 18-month period, as well as a £1,000 one off payment. Unite has ...

Menzies ground staff strike at Heathrow Airport

Ground handling staff at London Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports, held a 72-hour strike last week. From 4 a.m. on November 18, 350 members of the Unite union employed by Menzies Aviation walked out against what Unite referred to as “derisory pay offers.” At the start of Novembe...

Heathrow braced for major disruption as Menzies ground handlers begin strike action in pay dispute

(Photo source- Twitter)  Heathrow Airport is braced for major disruption beginning today as ground handlers employed by Menzies take strike action. The 350 workers, who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, will begin a 72 hour stoppage at 04:00 on Friday 18 November. The disput...

Tui cancels nearly 200 flights as travel chaos worsens

Tui cancels nearly 200 flights as travel chaos worsens

By lbc.co.uk The airline made the announcement after passengers suffered long delays in recent days due to staff shortages. Tui Airways has cancelled nearly 200 flights due to serve Manchester Airport between now and the end of June as the chaos faced by UK holidaymakers worsens. The airlin...

Wizz Air Luton passengers facing serious disruption amid strike possibility

Wizz Air Luton passengers facing serious disruption amid strike possibility

Wizz Air passengers at Luton airport will face ‘serious disruption’ if baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London Ground Handling Services vote to strike over pay. Unite, the UK’s leading union, said around 100 of its members are being balloted over GH London’s failure to...

Ryanair and Unite Agree on Pay Cuts to Save Hundreds of Cabin Crew Jobs in the UK

Ryanair and Unite Agree on Pay Cuts to Save Hundreds of Cabin Crew Jobs in the UK

Ryanair welcomed the acceptance by its UK cabin crew of a 4-year agreement negotiated with UNITE the union on pay reductions of between 5% to 10% – restored over 4 years – and productivity improvements. This agreement gives Ryanair a framework to flex its operation during the Covid-19 crisis and...

Unite anger over outsourcing plans by Glasgow Airport

Unite anger over outsourcing plans by Glasgow Airport

Unite the union has reacted angrily to the announcement by Glasgow Airport that it plans to outsource its security and fire brigade services. Glasgow Airport launched a consultation yesterday (18 September) on the transfer of nearly 300 workers to ICTS (UK) who operate airport security functions...

Heathrow Airport workers reject latest pay offer, union urges talks

Heathrow Airport workers reject latest pay offer, union urges talks

Trade union Unite has called on Heathrow Airport bosses to get back around the table after workers again “massively rejected” a revised pay offer in a consultative ballot and the threat of strike action looms once more. The dispute involves security guards, firefighters, engineers, passenger...

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...

OmiServ passenger assistance staff at Heathrow win fight to be represented by Unite

OmiServ passenger assistance staff at Heathrow win fight to be represented by Unite

OmniServ staff who provide assistance to passengers arriving and leaving Heathrow Airport have won their fight to be recognised by the trade union, Unite. The 435 ‘ambassadors’ are employed across the UK hub’s five terminals and will now be represented by the union, for various issues such...

Strike suspended at Heathrow Airport as new pay offer made to 4,000 staff

Strike suspended at Heathrow Airport as new pay offer made to 4,000 staff

UK trade union Unite says strike action proposed for 23-24 August at Heathrow Airport has been suspended after a new pay offer has been made to workers. The union adds that the ballot on the revised pay offer made by Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) to over 4,000 security, airside operations and passe...

Gatwick security guards dispute suspended after improved pay offer

Gatwick security guards dispute suspended after improved pay offer

Strikes by security workers at London Gatwick Airport have been suspended after an improved pay offer was made. The 130 members of the Unite trade union, who are employed by ICTS (UK) to scan passengers’ luggage for explosive materials and other dangerous and prohibited materials, were due to ...

Heathrow Airport chiefs in last-ditch talks to avert tomorrow’s planned strike

Heathrow Airport chiefs in last-ditch talks to avert tomorrow’s planned strike

Heathrow Airport and the United union are holding last-ditch talks to prevent strike action which if it takes place is set to cause chaos tomorrow (6 August) at the UK hub. Monday's strike was called off late on Sunday and some airlines, such as British Airways, reinstated flights, although 16 f...

Aberdeen Airport strike action to go ahead after pay offer rejection

Aberdeen Airport strike action to go ahead after pay offer rejection

Unite the union today has reported that its membership at Aberdeen International Airport has rejected the latest pay offer and voted to continue industrial strike action this week. The latest pay offer to its members by the airport was rejected by 62.8 per cent, and by 71.5 per cent to reject th...

Security staff at London Luton Airport set to go on strike

Security staff at London Luton Airport set to go on strike

Security guards employed by London Luton Airport will take 13 days of strike action starting today (1 May) in a dispute over “heavy-handed” changes to working time. Unite, the trade union representing workers, said London Luton Airport is attempting to push through a new shift pattern a...

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