Luton Airport bank holiday strikes: Will YOUR flight be affected? | Travel News | Travel

Luton Airport strikes will occur over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend as workers dispute pay and zero hours contracts. But will a strike disrupt your bank holiday holiday plans? It is known strikes in the past have led to cancelled flights and delays. A Sky News Breaking posted this evening explains that staff from multiple departments are striking. It reads: “The Unite union says workers at London Luton Airport including baggage handlers, firefighters and security staff are to stage strikes over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in disputes over pay…

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Ryanair: Union to represent UK pilots – will cheap flights in the be affected? | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair has allowed a union to represent their British pilots, meaning they will be able to negotiate for better working conditions. It means UK pilots can ask for more pay, better hours and more holiday. The changes affect 600 pilots, which makes up a quarter of all Ryanair’s pilots across Europe. Balpa will not represent the pilots, and the British Airline Pilots’ Association has signed a voluntary trade union recognition agreement. Ryanair has previously been reluctant to deal with unions.  Owner Michael O’Leary once said “hell will freeze over” before the…

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