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5 April 2011

Heathrow: Why Furious Workers Walked Out

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) staff at Heathrow airport walked out in a wildcat action on 18 July to prevent the company imposing an automated time management scheme (ATR)...

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18 August 2010

Airport workers win improved offer from BAA

Proposed strike action by airport workers at BAA has been called off according to Unite the Union. This follows on from what the union called "constructive talks" with BAA at ACAS...

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14 January 2009

Heathrow expansion protest

ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNERS staged a peaceful protest in Heathrow's Terminal One building on 12 January - part of ongoing opposition to the airport's proposed expansion...

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22 October 2008

Aer Lingus threatens to axe 1,500 posts

AER LINGUS management has announced a vicious cull of quality jobs in Dublin, Cork and Shannon under the guise that they need to cut costs to survive. This is a total scam, writes Clare Daly, Socialist Party councillor, Dublin (CWI, Ireland).

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2 July 2008

Victory for Belfast Airport shop stewards

The four shop stewards who were sacked six years ago from Belfast International airport, after organising a strike for a 50p an hour pay rise, have won their legal battle with their former employer...

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3 June 2008

Heathrow protest: Demonstrating against a third airport runway

Heathrow runway expansion protests, photo Marc Vallée

Heathrow runway expansion protests, photo Marc Vallée


Over 3,000 people marched from Hatton Cross to Sipson to demonstrate their opposition to a third runway at Heathrow airport, writes Neil Cafferky.

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3 June 2008

Belfast Airport workers: The long battle for justice

The Socialist has carried regular articles about the battle being waged by three shop stewards, sacked from their security jobs at Belfast Airport...

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20 May 2008

Belfast airport workers: Union leaders' broken promises

Three sacked Belfast Airport shop stewards, members of Unite (T&G), have resumed their protest to achieve payment of legal costs and hardship money from their union, writes Kevin Parslow.

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19 May 2008

Hunger Strike by Belfast airport workers

is direct responsibility of Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley.

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16 April 2008

News in brief

Lecturers join 24 April strike; Shelter staff vote to strike again; Belfast Airport workers win concessions

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2 April 2008

Airports: Expanding profits at our expense

TWO HUNDRED flights cancelled in three days, 20,000 bags left behind and a three-hour wait to re-claim baggage on arrival, writes Mark Pickersgill.

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27 September 2007

Belfast Airport workers continue their battle

The three former TGWU stewards at ICTS security firm at Belfast International Airport, whose victory in an Employment Tribunal we reported in issue 500, were back in London on 20/21 September... By Kevin Parslow

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6 September 2007

Belfast Airport workers score a victory

Belfast airport workers have won a stunning victory in a Fair Employment Tribunal but the shop stewards vow that their fight for justice will go on.... By Bill Mullins

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30 August 2007

Stop climate change

Heathrow airport runway protest, photo Marc Vallée

Heathrow airport runway protest, photo Marc Vallée

HURRICANES HAVE hit the Caribbean, large areas of the UK and Asia are recovering from floods, southern Europe suffers drought; so how can we save the environment?... By Ben Robinson, International Socialist Resistance

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24 August 2007

Belfast airport workers' victory

Five years after being sacked by security firm ICTS for striking over pay, 23 airport workers have won an industrial tribunal.

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26 July 2007

Airports industry expansion plans fail to take off

IN MAY 2007 a public inquiry started at Stansted Airport, Essex, over plans to increase the number of passengers from the current 25 million limit a year to 35 million...

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5 July 2007

Unite against war, poverty and terrorism

THE FAILED car bombs in London and Glasgow, targeting a packed nightclub and busy airport, marked the end of Blair's premiership and the beginning of Brown's...

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6 April 2006

Fight for jobs at Manchester Airport

Lynn Worthington, Socialist Alternative candidate, Baguley ward, Manchester
OVER 150 jobs are to go at Manchester Airport. Part-owned by the very same councils who are hiking the council tax which built up the airport, they're now announcing these job losses, writes Lynn Worthington, Socialist Alternative candidate, Baguley ward, Manchester (pictured left).

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25 August 2005

Defend workers rights

Gate Gourmet bosses sack 800 workers - on the picket line
Gate Gourmet bosses sack 800: "I WAS treated like a slave." These words from one of the sacked Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow Airport sum up the brutal way these bosses treat their workers.

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