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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 September 2018

Liverpool airport workers demand decent pay

GMB union members on strike at Liverpool airport, September 2018, photo by Hugh Caffrey

GMB union members on strike at Liverpool airport, September 2018, photo by Hugh Caffrey   (Click to enlarge)

Over 80 workers - members of the GMB union - are taking strike action at Liverpool's John Lennon airport, as the employer insists on holding wage rises to below the rate of inflation.

These workers provide essential services like aviation rescue and fire-fighting; the control room; engineering and driver operations; and airport bird control.

Liverpool Airport Limited (LAL) seems to want a trial of strength with the union by offering a, below inflation, 2% pay rise.

The GMB dropped its claim from 3.6% to a 3% rise, but LAL instead offered a one-off payment of 150 and 2.25%.

Workers responded with a huge vote for action and more strikes will take place on 19 and 26 September, with eight further dates to be named in October.

Strikes are from 7am to 7pm and we urge all local trade unionists and socialists to visit the strikers and wish them well.

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