Strike action by workers employed by ground handling company Red Handling, at Gatwick Airport, which was due to begin tomorrow morning (Friday 18 August), has been called off after workers received a significantly improved pay offer.

The workers who are members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, received the revised offer late yesterday (Wednesday 16 August) and will now be balloted on the proposed deal. As an act of good faith this week’s strike action has been suspended.

Unite regional officer Dominic Rothwell said: Unite has been consistent from the outset, we believed that Red Handling could afford to make an improved offer and that proved to be the case.”

 “Our members will now decide whether the deal on the table meets their expectations.”

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


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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.