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Airport Staff Call For Strike At Manchester Airport

As 97% of baggage handlers and check-in staff at Manchester airport call for strike action it seems as though we may be seeing the start of a winter of discontent for the UK government and the UK population. The move was backed by the Unite and GMB unions after a 'derisory' 3% pay offer from employer Swissport. While just two months ago this offer would have been fair there are claims that the Unions are using the current 'short term' spike in inflation to push through large pay increases, but will Swissport give in?

The problem for Swissport is the fact that the Unions can at this moment in time argue for higher pay deals and they will also be under great pressure from the owners of Manchester airport to conclude the negotiations as quickly as possible. The deal will take some profit out of the contract as the company will be unlikely to pass on the final cost increase straight away but in the end it will be consumers who pay the price, or employees suffering from possible job cuts.

It is noticeable that the government has been very quiet of late on the wage settlement front as they possibly admit that they are fighting a losing battle for below inflation wage deals. Each inflation bursting deal which is agreed puts more pressure on the government to accommodate the public sector workforce which could in itself feed the monster which is inflation.

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