Summer strike announced by workers at Gatwick

Gatwick strikes postponed
By Lisa James
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Around 300 security screeners and passenger services staff at Gatwick will strike over pay in July, the Unite union has announced.

The pay strikes involve 100 baggage security screeners employed by ICTS and 200 Wilson James workers who provide special assistance to passengers.

Both sets of workers have rejected pay offers from their employers and will strike from 12 to 14 July and 19 to 21 July.

Unite said the strikes ‘will cause significant disruption to security screening and passenger services’ and warned further industrial action will take place if the disputes are not resolved.

Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham said: “These workers undertake incredibly demanding roles at one of the UK’s busiest airports. They are simply seeking a fair day’s pay.

“ICTS and Wilson James are wealthy companies and can well afford to put forward acceptable pay offers. Our members at Gatwick have Unite’s total backing in taking strike action for a decent pay rise.”

In addition, around 100 dnata HGV drivers and warehouse workers who provide all of EasyJet’s onboard catering at Gatwick are being balloted for strike action in a dispute over shift pay payments. 

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