The week-long strike by workers at Luton Airport employed by Sasse will get underway from 6:30am Friday 21 December until Friday 28 December 6:29am.

Unite regional officer, Jeff Hodge said: “Cleaners at Luton have been forced to take strike action over Christmas because Luton Airport and Sasse refuse to pay workers a wage that they can live on. 

“This year alone there have been five separate disputes over pay involving workers at the airport. Luton Airport awarded Sasse the contract while it made profits of nearly £40 million. It is an absolute disgrace that the airport and its contractor Sasse won’t pay hard working cleaners a living wage.”

On 5 November the Living Wage Foundation announced an increase in the real Living Wage by 35p an hour to £10.55 in London and by 25p to £9 outside the capital.


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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.