Airport News

Manchester Airport facing Easter troubles with strike threats

Thu, 12 Mar, 2009

Threats of a strike at Manchester Airport could cause disruption for travellers planning to go away for Easter.

Swissport staff are to vote tomorrow on whether to take strike action.

They say that restructures have caused issues such as pay reductions and job losses.

Lawrence Chapple-Gill of air travel union Unite stated: "We urge Swissport to sit down with us and discuss these restructuring plans properly, rather than simply impose them."

The union says that the firm has not engaged in proper dialogue concerning the reorganisation.

Crain's Manchester Business reported claims by Swissport that the reorganisation was necessary due to the recession and that it was "keen" to interact with its employees on the matter.

A number of airport parking options are available at Manchester.

Travellers can pre-book online and can go for a short or a long-stay car park.

In addition, there is a shuttle service and a valet parking facility.

Joe Evans

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