BREAKING NEWS is the serious possibility of a check-in and baggage handlers strike at Stansted next weekend, including the Monday Bank
Holiday. The GMB Union have called a walk out by their 500 members working for Swissport, noting that it had submitted a pay claim in
April, including calls for a premium rate for Sunday working in addition to a "substantial" pay review. The action will start at
0500 on Saturday 26 August, until 0800 the next day, and again from 0500 on August Bank Holiday Monday until 0800 the following day. The
workers provide ground-handling services, check-in and baggage handling for about 80% of the passengers who use Stansted, said the Union.
Ryanair, easyJet and a number of holiday charter airlines will be affected by the action. Joint talks took place yesterday (Sunday),
described by the union as ”disappointing and frustrating” and will continue on Monday