London City Airport to Vote for Strike

22 February 2011 (Last Updated February 22nd, 2011 18:30)

Ground staff at London City Airport in the UK will be balloted for strike action after talks over pay and working conditions failed between the GMB union and the airport operator. The talks held at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service between GMB and Aviations Resources th

Ground staff at London City Airport in the UK will be balloted for strike action after talks over pay and working conditions failed between the GMB union and the airport operator.

The talks held at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service between GMB and Aviations Resources this week failed after CityJet didn't turn up for the meeting.

ACAS has appealed to CityJet to turn up for talks with GMB and Aviation Resources on 9 March and 15 March in order to avoid strike action at London City Airport.

Airport staff are employed by Aviation Resources, which provides check-in and dispatch services for CityJet, Air France and KLM flights.

The union said the airport has not increased pay of its members, including check-in and dispatch staff since 2008.