Baggage handlers at Luton airport look set to walk out for three days at the start of peak holiday season later this month.
Workers voted to reject a new pay deal from employer Menzies Aviation which they say fails to recognise their efforts and the rising cost of living.
The Union union was due to meet with Menzies on Monday (July 9) in a bid to resolve the dispute.
However, should talks break down, workers will walk out from 3am on July 20 through 2pm on July 22.
Unite regional officer Jeff Hodge said: “Menzies Aviation [has] boosted its profits a massive 72% and workers at Luton airport believe the company can do more to recognise their hard work.
“Baggage handlers have also accused Menzies of failing to communicate, breaking agreements and reneging on promises including a commitment to improve working conditions.
“Unite is meeting with Menzies today and we urge management to recognise the workers’ grievances and resolve this dispute.”