Passengers at Luton Airport are facing a strike after the handling services company was challenged over sick pay and delayed wage payments Bedford News

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 in favor of a pay strike.

Unite, the UK’s biggest union, said around 100 of its members were being elected over GH London’s failure to introduce promised improvements to sick pay for all employees. Workers are also subject to a vote on salaries which are systematically not paid on time.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “GH London must address its pay issues immediately. It is unacceptable that workers are not being paid as they should be. GH London must also provide, as it has pledged to do, all staff with appropriate sick pay.

The company provides services for Wizz Air

“A strike by check-in staff and baggage handlers at Luton Airport will cause serious disruption to Wizz Air passengers, which is why we are urging GH London to resolve these issues before the dispute escalates further.

“We support our GH London members to the end in this fight and they have the full support of their union.”

Wizz Air is based at Luton Airport and flies to over 140 destinations.

Voting for the strike opens today (Wednesday March 16) and closes March 31.

Unite regional manager Jeff Hodges said: “GH London is at risk of a complete breakdown in industrial relations due to broken promises and management incompetence on these issues.

“There is still a possibility to resolve this dispute and avoid a strike. I suggest GH London take it.

GH London has been approached for comment

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This notice was published: 2022-03-16 13:42:37

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