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UK airport baggage-handlers cancel planned Christmas strike
December 20, 2016 / 6:00 PM / a year ago

UK airport baggage-handlers cancel planned Christmas strike

LONDON (Reuters) - A strike planned for Dec. 23 and 24 by over 1,500 baggage-handlers, check-in staff and cargo crew at airports across Britain has been cancelled, the Unite union said on Tuesday.

Baggage handlers load luggage onto an aircraft at Manchester Airport, northern England February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The action, over a pay dispute, was called off after talks at the conciliation service Acas.

A Unite spokesman confirmed the strike cancellation but no further details were immediately available.

The stoppage was part of a wave of planned Christmas strikes by groups including rail workers and cabin crew that Prime Minister Theresa May has called “completely unacceptable”.

Reporting by Stephen Addison; Editing by Alison Williams

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