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Strike Action Moves To A Different Level In The UK

The GMB Union intends to complain to the government and BAA after a trade dispute saw catering staff brought in to man luggage scanners at Stansted airport. The GMB dispute with employer Airfield Services led to 30 members of the Union walking out on a day long strike leaving the airport in chaos. This is when a number of catering staff were transferred to alternative work and, so the Union suggests, safety regulations were breached.

While the GMB has every right to complain about the fact the safety levels seem to have been lowered at the airport, this takes the level of friction between the Unions and employers to a new level. If it is left unchecked it also takes away some of the power of the Unions and reduces the impact of the growing number of strikes throughout the UK.

Yet again we have another dispute which is based upon a recent pay deal which was presented to workers and the Union. As inflation moves towards the critical 5% level we are seeing more and more wage deals rejected, even though this spike towards the 5% level should only be releatively short lived. Are Unions using the spike in inflation to cause trouble or do they have a genuine interest in their member's welfare?

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