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A “gift” for Christmas: 18 British airports announced a strike

"Подарок" на Рождество: 18 британских аэропортов объявили о забастовкеThe strike will affect London’s main Heathrow airport.

Workers 18 British airports announced the holding of 23 December, on Christmas eve, a 48-hour strike.

“The strike will affect the main London Heathrow airport”, – says the publication.

The Unite Union announced that the strike will involve staff check-in, receiving, issuing, and loading of Luggage.

In General, the strike plan to take part more than 1,5 thousand employees of Swissport. This is one of the world’s largest companies providing services in airports and transportation services.

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Employees have long been dissatisfied with the working conditions and remuneration.

The statement of the Union said that the strike, which will hit traffic before Christmas is the last hope for employees of the airport.

The Union announced that workers voted against the agreement with the company which provides for the increase of salaries by 4.65% in the next three years. The Union argues that it “barely” meets the level of inflation.

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In addition, employees are unhappy that the company wants to freeze overtime.

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