Airport staff balloted for strikes

17 March 2011 15:35

Workers at London City Airport are to be balloted on strike action

Workers at London City Airport are to be balloted on strike action

Passengers may have to examine their travel insurance documents after it emerged talks had failed to resolve a row over pay and conditions at London City Airport.

The GMB union said ground staff at the airport are to be balloted for strikes, which is likely to have a knock-on effect on flights.

The union said staff will vote over the next few weeks on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action.

They are complaining that they have not had a pay rise since 2008.

The workers are employed by an agency, Aviation Resources, and provide check-in and dispatch services for CityJet, Air France and KLM flight.

GMB officer Stephanie Attwood said: "If the members vote in favour there will be a strike at London City Airport in March."

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