Workers at London Luton Airport have given management notice of an imminent strike ballot in protest over a paltry pay offer, despite sky-high pay increases for the bosses and record passenger numbers.
The latest financial statements showed that Luton Airport’s directors’ remuneration increased 59% and the highest paid director received a pay increase of 48%.
Despite months of negotiations the company have offered to increase workers’ pay by just 2.15%, at a time when the Retail Price Index (RPI) is 3.6%. In a consultative ballot, workers solidly rejected the company’s offer and backed an industrial action ballot.
There are 750 people employed by London Luton Airport, working in areas including security staff, engineers, fire services, finance, administration and passenger services.
The workforce believe they deserve a fairer share of the profits they helped deliver.