The strike planned for this weekend at the airport London-Gatwick is suspended because the ground staff, employees of a service provider, have accepted better salary offers, announced the British union Unite.
“Unite coordinated industrial action at Gatwick to win well-deserved pay rises for its members“, Sharon Graham, general secretary of Unite, said in a statement. Union members employed by one of the ground handling companies at Gatwick accepted a 14% salary increase. “No other industrial action is currently planned at the airport“, confirmed the union.
In July and early August, already several strikes announced at London-Gatwick had been called off after employees (ramp, handling and check-in agents) obtained better wage offers from four subcontracting companies.
Strikes for wages have multiplied in many sectors for more than a year United Kingdom in the face of inflation, among airport staff but also among postal workers, rail workers or caregivers.