Gary Pearce
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Union 'not in position to say sorry to holidaymakers'

Baggage handlers at Stansted Airport in Essex have voted to strike over Easter in a row over pay.

Union members backed industrial action with a three-day strike called from Good Friday to Easter Day, but more could avert action, the GMB union said.

The 150 baggage handlers employed by Swissport at Stansted claim shift changes could cut pay by up to £1,000.

The airport and Swissport have yet to respond to the result. The GMB said the vote for action was "overwhelming".

The BBC's Jon Sopel spoke to Gary Pearce, the GMB London Regional Officer.

  • 29 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK