Fog hampers airport handlers' strike action

STRIKE action by baggage handlers was brought to a swift halt yesterday by the foggy conditions at Guernsey Airport.

STRIKE action by baggage handlers was brought to a swift halt yesterday by the foggy conditions at Guernsey Airport.

Some staff from airport handling agent Menzies Aviation refused to touch freight from Flybe and Blue Islands commercial flights.

However, only one Flybe aircraft touched down in the morning before the weather halted arrivals.

The employees have been calling for a cost of living rise and were due to meet the southern area manager yesterday for negotiations.

Unite regional officer Bob Lanning, pictured, said Menzies deferred yesterday’s meeting due to the busy Christmas period and as a direct result some members of staff decided to take action.

Comments for: "Fog hampers airport handlers' strike action"

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Very surprised that Menzies didn't give them anything they wanted, remember like the states did with the Airport firemen?

Peter

I suspect the Menzies rep had the form in his luggage but they refused to unload his bags.

John

And here was I thinking that the unloaders went on strike for 10 minutes after every arrival.

pyer

John

No, it is not a strike, but a statutory tea break, the timing of which is cunningly linked to the actual arrival time

A.J.

Dick Turpin is still alive and active then?

soph

Never new there was a strike!

Jack

Nice to see that they were inconvenienced as well! Lucky they were not travelling. What goes around comes around!

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A cost of living rise for employees should be made compulsory

Toby

If you really want to bankrupt the island with runaway inflation ......

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Stop giving out housing licences to over paid finance workers then