Any threat of further strike action by Swissport baggage handlers at Liverpool airport would appear to have been averted after workers accepted a new pay and conditions offer.
Around 200 members of the GMB union, working on the ground handler’s easyJet and mainline contracts at Liverpool, had been due to stage walkouts over the bank holiday weekend, with a further day scheduled for Thursday (29 August).
The GMB, though, suspended its planned strikes last week after receiving a new offer from the airport, which members have now accepted.
“GMB members have voted to accept this offer which will improve health and safety, the working environment and contractual benefits for our members,” said the union.
“This shows what people can achieve through collective action and trade union membership. We are grateful to Swissport for making a compromise at the last minute before anyone’s holiday was disrupted.”
The airport has said its contingency plans meant it was unlikely the strikes would have impacted its operations.