Strike action involving ground handlers employed by GH London at Luton Airport due to take place tomorrow (Wednesday 13 September) has been called off to allow last minute peace talks to take place.

The workers, members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, who undertake the ground handling functions at the airport for the airline Wizz, have already staged two days of strike action because of a complete breakdown in industrial relations at the company.

However, following a last minute offer of talks by GH London, Unite has called off tomorrow’s industrial action, as an act of good faith.

Unite regional officer Jeff Hodge said: Unite welcomes the opportunity to sit down with GH London and the opportunity to hammer out a solution to this dispute.

 “If GH London is not prepared to address its serious shortcomings, however, the strikes scheduled for next week, which will cause serious disruption to flights, will go ahead as planned.”

Unless there is a breakthrough at the talks then the strikes scheduled to begin next week from 20 September will go ahead as planned.


Notes to editors:

Luton Airport braced for co-ordinated strike action as employers fail to resolve pay and victimisation disputes

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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.