Possible Airport Industrial Action

Please see information issued by EGGP Airport Authority.

LJLA employee pay dispute

In recent months, Management at Liverpool John Lennon Airport have been in talks with Airport Company employees who are members of the GMB Union regarding the 2018/19 pay award.

The Airport Company put forward a pay proposal of a 2% pay increase, back dated to 1stApril, plus a £150 one off payment. However, out of 60 GMB Union members who voted, 36 chose to reject the Company’s latest pay offer and have voted for strike action.

The GMB have subsequently informed the Airport that their members will commence an indefinite overtime ban from 23rd August onwards, plus strike action to commence at 19:00 on Thursday 23rd August lasting 36 hours until 07:00 on Saturday 25th August with further action commencing at 07:00 on Monday 03rd September for 12 hours until 19:00 that same day. This action will involve employees working at the Airport in the Fire Service, Airfield Operations, Airport Operations Control and Car Parks.

The Airport Company is very disappointed with the result of this ballot and firmly believes that its pay proposal compares favourably with pay increases seen by many other private and public sector organisations.

All Airport employees receive an excellent package of terms and conditions of employment including health care, sickness benefits and a generous pension scheme.

Talks between the Airport and the GMB to resolve this pay dispute will continue, however plans are in place that will ensure there is no impact on the passenger experience and that it remains business as usual during this time.


Paul Staples
Airport Operations Director
T: 0151 907 1655 | M: 07741 842963