Union slams ‘unnecessary’ Swissport layoffs

The GMB trade union has accused airport handling company Swissport of pressing ahead with mass redundancies from 31 October and ignoring calls to furlough them instead. It says that the redundancies were announced before the Government’s belated extension to the furlough scheme and were based on flight scheduling predictions before hopes of a successful vaccine were announced. GMB formally wrote to Swissport to request that those earmarked for redundancy be put on furlough instead. It said ... [+]

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