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2008-08-22 09:00:45

PLANNED strikes by airport workers that would have caused travel misery over the bank holiday period were called off early today. The dispute involved airport services business Swissport, and cabin staff and baggage handlers who are members of the Unite and GMB unions. It would have affected Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports. After hours of talks at conciliation service Acas, both unions said today they had suspended the planned strikes. But flights at Stansted could still be...

2008-08-22 03:00:30

By Gillman, Susanna Coventry Airport's owner has taken its long-running battle to build a passenger terminal to the High Court this week. West Midlands International Airport Ltd (WMIA) is challenging the government's decision to refuse permission for what it said is a modest expansion of operations to handle two million passengers a year (Planning, 22 June 2007, p6). In a five-day hearing, it asked Mr Justice Forbes to order communities secretary Hazel Blears to reconsider its...

2008-08-22 00:00:26

Home News IN BRIEF *Thirty baggage-handlers at Stansted Airport will strike in support of a pay claim on bank holiday Monday, it was confirmed last night. However, a threatened walkout by other staff at Stansted, as well as those at Gatwick and Manchester airports, was called off. The strikers are members of the GMB union. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-22 00:00:00

Planned strikes by airport workers that would have caused bank holiday travel misery were called off early today. The dispute involved airport services business Swissport, and cabin staff and baggage handlers who are members of the Unite and GMB unions. It would have affected Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports. After hours of talks at conciliation service Acas, both unions said today they had suspended the planned strikes. But flights at Stansted could still be affected as a...

2008-08-21 18:00:38

FEARS of bank holiday weekend airport chaos eased today after a trade union announced it was suspending a series of planned strikes. Baggage handlers working at Stansted airport have called off two 24-hour strikes on bank holiday Monday and August 29 following talks at conciliation service Acas between the GMB union and airport services business Swissport. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 18:00:37

TALKS were continuing last night in an effort to avert a planned series of airport strikes that could cause travel chaos over the bank holiday weekend. Cabin staff and baggage handlers are due to take part in a series of 24-hour stoppages involving Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports over the next few days. Officials from the two unions involved - Unite and the GMB - yesterday began a high-level meeting with bosses of the management company in the dispute, airport services...

2008-08-21 18:00:37

COMPETITION chiefs yesterday heavily criticised BAA and signalled a potential break up of the company's UK airport empire. Attacking BAA's performance, the Competition Commission (CC) said it was likely to order BAA to sell Gatwick and Stansted airports and one of either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports. The commission said separate owners of the main London and Scottish airports would do a better job than BAA which has faced much criticism of late. The commission's BAA airport...

2008-08-21 18:00:37

HEAVILY-CRITICISED airport company BAA will almost certainly have to sell three of its seven UK airports following a damning report yesterday by the Competition Commission. Spanish-owned BAA looks likely to have to give up Gatwick and Stansted airports in southern England and one of either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports. In a preliminary report, the commission said "significant competition problems" arose from BAA's ownership of the seven UK airports, which also include Heathrow. The...

2008-08-21 18:00:37

By Iain Laing COMPETITION chiefs have heavily criticised BAA and signalled a potential break-up of the company's UK airport empire. Attacking BAA's performance, the Competition Commission said it was likely to order BAA to sell Gatwick and Stansted airports in southern England and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airport. The commission said separate owners of the main London and Scottish airports would do a better job than BAA, which has faced criticism of late because of delays, baggage...

2008-08-21 12:01:08

By SYMON ROSS AIRLINES that fly to Northern Ireland today welcomed a controversial recommendation by the Competition Commission to break up BAA's UK airport empire. Most of the carriers operating in the province said they believed that the move would provide a boost to competition and better service for passengers. The regulator's latest findings call for BAA to sell three of its seven UK airports to end its monopoly of airport ownership in London and Scotland. It proposed the company...


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