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14 August 2019
August has seen a number of strikes threatened in the airline industry, in particular at Heathrow Airport but also at Gatwick Airport and potential industrial action by British Airways and Ryanair pilots. Strikes at Gatwick and Heathrow have been suspended because of improved offers.
12 June 2019
Hundreds of Unite trade union members at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports are striking to defend pensions and for better pay.
10 April 2019
Unite the Union should coordinate for action with workers at Aberdeen and Southampton airports
6 February 2019
Unofficial action by airport workers has forced Donald Trump to end the longest unpaid 'furlough' of government employees in history
12 December 2018
The 'Stansted 15', who took non-violent direct action at Stansted airport in March 2017 to prevent the deportation of 60 people who were at risk, have been found guilty of "endangering safety at aerodromes" - a terrorism-related charge
10 October 2018
Striking workers at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport who run essential safety-related services have settled for an improved pay offer
26 September 2018
Safety-critical workers at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport are continuing their strike action against the real-terms pay cut their employer is trying to force on them.
19 September 2018
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
23 August 2017
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23 August 2017
On their 74th day of strike action, British Airways mixed-fleet cabin crew and their supporters, circled Heathrow Airport in an open-top bus
30 May 2017
Many BA passengers suffered cancelled flights over the bank holiday period
25 January 2017
Socialists and villagers wage tireless battle: India, especially in the past 25 years of neoliberal onslaught, has witnessed the massive plunder of land under the guise of major infrastructure projects. Nonetheless, such land-grabbing has provoked mass resistance movements.
18 January 2017
Unite members chanted "low pay, no way" and "pay rise, not lies" while getting support from passengers going in and out of the airport, including one who donated two boxes of chocolates!
11 January 2017
After gloating about the decline in strikes to record levels in 2015, just months later, the right-wing Tory press is frothing at the mouth as workers take action on the tube, railways and at airports.
2 November 2016
For an integrated, environmentally sound, socialist transport system: The recent decision by the cabinet to go ahead with building a third runway at Heathrow has enormous implications for workers at Heathrow and for the local communities. What view should socialists take?
6 July 2016
A terrorist attack, presumed to have been carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), killed at least 43 people and injured 239 others at the Istanbul Atatürk airport on 28 June.
1 June 2016
The new mayor of London has approved an urban airport's right to buy public land for expansion
9 March 2016
'Heathrow 13' climate activists have received suspended sentences for protesting against airport expansion.
3 February 2016
On 25 January, myself and 12 others were convicted of aggravated trespass and being in a restricted area of an airport without permission, writes The courts are making an example of climate protesters. 'Plane Stupid' activists face jail for demonstrating against third runway plans at London Heathrow airport last July. Melanie Strickland, one of the 'Heathrow 13', speaks in the Socialist..
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
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