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Title: Servisair staff to strike at Liverpool airport
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  John Lennon Airport in Liverpool is to see a set of strikes from ground workers this week. The news came via an announcement from the GMB...

 

John Lennon Airport in Liverpool is to see a set of strikes from ground workers this week. The news came via an announcement from the GMB, one of the largest unions in Britain, which represents Servisair ground workers. The union said on Sunday that employees in Liverpool would begin a set of walkouts on Wednesday beginning at 05:00 GMT followed second and third set of strikes on Friday. The organisation added it is to continue the pattern in following weeks indefinitely and has also called for a ban on employees working overtime. According to union officials, the industrial action comes as a protest following 47 redundancies recently announced by Servisair, which provides ground services for numerous airlines. Eddie Parker said on behalf of the union that 85 per cent of its members had voted in favour of action that included strikes. He said that Servisair had initially put up to 75 per cent of local jobs at risk for redundancies and that the firm was already making a profit at a time when unemployment was rampant in Merseyside, which he said was ‘unacceptable’. Meanwhile, Robin Tudor, spokesman for Liverpool John Lennon Airport, said that Servisair had initiated contingency plans and that it would be ‘business as usual’ at the facility this week.

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