A 72 hour strike by check-in staff due to have started early today (Friday 26 July) at Stansted Airport that would have affected thousands of easyJet passengers has been suspended, while staff vote on a revised pay offer, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said.

Unite represents 43 passenger service agents employed by Stobart Aviation Services Limited, which has the easyJet contract at the Essex airport.

Unite suspended the strike action after day-long talks yesterday (Thursday 25 July) with the Stobart management under the auspices of the conciliation service Acas.

Unite regional officer Mark Barter said: “We had positive talks with the company yesterday, under the auspices of  Acas, and the outcome was that a revised pay offer has been put on the table.

“To give our members the opportunity to consider and to ballot on this offer we have suspended the 72 hour strike that was due to have started at 03.30 today (Friday) and to end at 03.29 on Monday (29 July). Our members will be working normally this weekend.

“The revised offer comes after our members had rejected a previous pay offer earlier this week. We won’t be revealing the details of the new offer until our members have voted on it.” 

Unite said that there are also strikes planned for 2 to 5 August; 9 to 12 August; 16 to 19 August; and 23 to 27 August.

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For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on:  020 3371 2065

Email: shaun.noble@unitetheunion.org
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.