Possible strikes at Luton, Birmingham and Heathrow

Fire and security staff at Birmingham airport have voted for 2-1 in favour of strike action in December over the sacking of two union organisers.

Submitted by Steven. on November 19, 2005

There is also likely to be a ballot on strike action at Luton airport after the Transport and General Workers' Union discovered Polish agency workers were being paid substantially less than British workers at Big Orange Handling - the luggage handlers for Easy Jet.

This could see action in late December, and comes while the Gate Gourmet dispute continues at Heathrow and a probable strike ballot later this week as Laing workers on Terminal 5 rejected a pay offer in a mass meeting today.