jamesontheroad
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LHR / LGW Strike 7 September

Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:39 pm

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

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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.

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[Edited 2007-08-29 16:40:01]
 
theginge
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RE: LHR / LGW Strike 7 September

Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:46 am

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!!!
 
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RE: LHR / LGW Strike 7 September

Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:58 am

Yes, judging by appearance of T1 lately I thought they were already on strike.
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RE: LHR / LGW Strike 7 September

Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:05 am

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 . . .
 
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RE: LHR / LGW Strike 7 September

Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:32 am

The BBC news report says

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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.
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OA260
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RE: LHR / LGW Strike 7 September

Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:41 am

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.
 
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RE: LHR / LGW Strike 7 September

Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:13 am

... 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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