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LHR / LGW Strike 7 September  
User currently offlineJamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 595 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Source: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20...back-pay-row-strike-6323e80_1.html

Airport workers back pay row strike
Press Assoc. - 43 minutes ago

Maintenance workers at Heathrow and Gatwick airports are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over pay, it was announced today.

Members of the GMB union at contractor Emcor will walk out on September 7 after rejecting a pay offer below the rate of inflation.


[Edited 2007-08-29 16:40:01]

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User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

I don;t think this will cause any disruption as I think they are the people that fix things in the Terminals. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

And seeing the state of some of the terminals it would make no difference if they are on strike or not!!!

User currently offlineReadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 4278 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Yes, judging by appearance of T1 lately I thought they were already on strike.

you don't get a second chance to make a first impression!
User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8650 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Quoting Theginge (Reply 1):
I think they are the people that fix things in the Terminals

Can anyone confirm what services Emcor provide and to who? If they are responsible for the maintenance of the baggage belts, particularly those in T4 . . .

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

The BBC news report says

responsible for vital services such as maintaining and repairing aircraft tow trucks and passenger ramps.

Although it is reported that there will be "minimum disruption" for passengers if Emcor employees do strike, it would be the end of a summer that has been relatively strike-free by LHR/LGW standards.

MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30018 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 2):
Yes, judging by appearance of T1 lately I thought they were already on strike.

LOL......So they will have more time to sit on the tow trucks reading the Sun or the Star and plane spotting.

User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

... sounds 'harmless' enough, until you recall that when the staff at a private catering company went on strike at LHR a couple of years ago, some key BA staff came out in sympathy, causing total chaos! I'm not going to get into that particular dispute, but just wanted to point out that unions such as GMB have a lot of members all over the airport, and it's not unheard of for sypmathy action to occur...

Guess we'll find out on the day!


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