Tomorrow’s Gatwick strike called off

By Lisa James
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Strike action by ground handlers at Gatwick, which was due to start tomorrow (Friday 18 August), has been called off after workers received a ‘significantly improved’ pay offer.

Workers employed by ground handling company Red Handling received the revised offer late on Wednesday and will now be balloted on whether they want to accept it.

The union Unite, which is representing the workers, said: “As an act of good faith this week’s strike action has been suspended.”

If the workers reject the offer, further strike action planned from Friday August 25 until Monday August 28 will go ahead as scheduled.

Meanwhile, passengers flying with Wizz Air have been warned to ‘brace themselves for substantial delays and disruption’ after ground handlers at London Luton Airport announced strike action.

More than 80 members of Unite will stage three days of strikes, on 30 August, 6 September and 13 September.

The workers are employed by ground handler GH London Ground Handling Services Ltd.

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