Aviation workers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport will strike on Wednesday 23 November as part of a rolling programme of action which will continue into December.
Ground service provider Servisair, which serves airlines including Ryanair and EasyJet, had initially threatened to axe 75 jobs. Although negotiation reduced the figure to 47, the workers’ union – the GMB – has maintained its opposition to any compulsory redundancies whatsoever and will now strike in an attempt to save the jobs. Union members working for Servisair vote 85% in favour of taking strike action and 95% in favour of taking action short of a strike.
GMB organiser Eddie Parker said: “Given the level of unemployment on Merseyside and given that Servisair is making a profit compulsory redundancies are not acceptable.
“Throughout these discussions GMB has requested financial information from Servisair to allow GMB the opportunity to have meaningful discussions on how a resolution can be achieved. Servisair have failed to provide this information.
”They claim that the job losses are being made to make sure they continue to make money into the future.”