GMB ballot members at Southend Airport on strike action
GMB ballot members in Stobart Aviation and Stobart Aviation Services at London Southend Airport in dispute over company's refusal to recognise union
We have made a number of requests to both companies to agree to recognise GMB but the company have failed to listen, therefore balloting our members is our only option, says GMB London
GMB, the union for airport staff, will be conducting a formal ballot for industrial action of its members employed by Stobart Aviation and Stobart Aviation Services at Southend Airport.
The ballot relates to the failure of the company to formally recognise GMB Union for the purpose of collective bargaining and all related matters.
Gary Pearce, GMB Regional Organiser said:
“Our members at Southend Airport who work in baggage handling, security, aircraft dispatch and flight operations have been raising their concerns with management in relation to the lack of staff, lack of protective clothing insufficient training, changes to their contracts and what they are paid compared to staff in other local airports for months.
“We have made a number of requests to Stobart Aviation and Stobart aviation services to agree to recognise GMB but the company have failed to listen, therefore balloting our members is our only option.”
Contact: Gary Pearce 07850 036952 or GMB London Press Office 07970 114762