Security staff at Gatwick vote for 48-hour strike over pay dispute

More misery in store for holidaymakers as security staff at Gatwick vote for 48-hour strike next week over pay dispute 

  • The Gatwick Airport security workers are set to strike for 48 hours on August 10 
  • Members of the Unite union are walking out because of a dispute over their pay 
  • The union said that most of the 130 security workers paid less than £9 an hour

Security workers at Gatwick Airport are to strike for 48 hours in a dispute over pay.

Members of the Unite union employed by private security firm ICTS will walk out at 6am on August 10. 

The union said most of the 130 workers – who scan passengers’ luggage – are paid less than £9 an hour.

Security workers at Gatwick Airport are to strike for 48 hours in a dispute over pay on August 10

Unite’s Jamie Major said: ‘Security and safety should be the absolute top priorities and yet these workers feel under-valued, demotivated and fed up with working for an employer that doles out poverty wages.’

The workers voted by 95 per cent in favour of strike action, which Unite claimed was a ‘clarion call to end poverty pay’.

A spokesman for Gatwick said it had been reassured by ICTS that ‘the mitigation plans in place’ meant flights would not be affected.

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