Security Scanners at Stansted Airport to strike on Bank Holiday Monday

Workers who operate the security scanners for luggage at Stansted Airport are to stage a strike on Bank Holiday Monday in a row over pay.

Friday, 28th August 2015, 4:17 pm
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Members of the GMB union will take industrial action from 3.45am to 11.59pm.

The workers, who are employed by private contractor Mitie, voted by 87 per cent, in a turnout of 80 per cent, to strike in support of their claim for a three per cent pay rise.

Around 30 workers are involved in the dispute.

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They have rejected a 1.5 per cent offer from the company, whose chief executive Ruby McGregor-Smith was included in the list of new peers nominated by the Conservatives this week.