Gatwick catering strikes called off

Gatwick catering strike
By Linsey McNeill
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Strikes by dnata catering staff at London Gatwick, which threatened to leave numerous airlines including easyJet and TUI without supplies, have been cancelled.

Union Unite said it had called off the industrial action after dnata reinstated workers’ shift allowances.

It had argued that removing the shift allowance for all staff last April had resulted in a pay cut for workers of £1,500 to £2,000.

Strikes due to take place in April were postponed after talks with management resumed, and Unite announced today that the dispute had been ‘successfully resolved’.

It said workers had received full back pay and they would retain a previously agreed night shift premium.

A spokesperson from dnata said: “We are pleased to confirm that our employees at London Gatwick have overwhelmingly voted in favour of our improved offer, resulting in the cancellation of the planned industrial action. We thank our colleagues and the union for their support and constructive engagement. 

“We are dedicated to providing each employee with fair compensation to recognise their contributions to the company. We will continue to invest in our people, training and infrastructure to be an employer of choice and consistently deliver best-in-class services for our customers and their customers.  

“We remain committed to the UK market, with an ongoing long-term vision to be the most admired catering and retail services provider in the aviation sector.”

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