Baggage handlers’ industrial action at the Luton airport to affect 42 routes across Europe

 Monday, March 4, 2019 


From March 3 onwards a week-long baggage handlers’ strike started at the Luton airport  which will affect 42 routes across Europe.


After a pay freeze the baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London Ground Handling were in favour of the industrial action.


At Luton the company provides ground handling services for low-cost airline Wizz Air which operates 42 routes from there to central and eastern Europe.



The strike is expected to go on till March 10 if it starts from Sunday.



Unite regional officer Jeff Hodge said that Unite had called for meaningful talks with GH London since the beginning of 2018.  Luton being one of the busiest airports in the UK will face considerable disruptions to flights due to strike by baggage handlers and check-in staff.



To resolve dispute there will be constructive talks underway.Passengers of Wizz Air have been advised to check their flight status  on the occasion of strike there will be disruption.


However, Hodge further assured that they will work to minimize the impact on their customers.



He said that the customers should check the above dates who intend to fly from London Luton. Wizz Air had apologized for the inconveniences it had caused due to the strike action.



A spokesperson at the London Luton Airport stated that their passengers are their number one priority and they were working with the airline and the ground handling company to ensure they have a robust contingency plan and maintain minimum disruption if the industrial action went on.

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