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    UK - BAA airport staff vote for strike action

    BAA airport staff vote for strike action

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    Workers at airport operator BAA have voted three-to-one in favour of strike action that could close Heathrow and five other UK airports.

    The ballot came after the Unite union rejected a 1% pay offer from BAA.

    BAA has confirmed its airports will have to close on any strike days, as essential staff including firefighters are due to take part in the walkouts.

    BAA also runs Southampton, Edinburgh, Stansted, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports.

    The airports operator said: "We regret the uncertainty this vote has already caused our passengers and airline customers.

    "Fewer than half of those people eligible to vote have done so and we do not believe this result provides a clear mandate for strike action."

    The union said 74.1% of the 3,054 staff who voted had said yes to strike action.
    The turnout was about 50% of the 6,185 staff balloted.

    In addition to the firefighters, the vote was also put to security officers, engineers and workers in various support roles.


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    I didn't think airport firefighters were allowed to strike, sack them all if they are, after i have had my holiday !

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