Update on Airport Authority Industrial Action

To all our key stakeholder colleagues

I wanted to provide an additional update to that which I sent you last week (as below) regarding the planned industrial action at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Today the Airport team met with the GMB & ACAS in an attempt to avert the upcoming industrial action; a final offer was made of 2.2% plus £150 one off payment and whilst the GMB have agreed to send this offer to its members for a postal vote to determine any continued action outside of that already planned, they will not defer the upcoming action planned for this weekend or for that of September 03rd.

Therefore, action will commence with an indefinite overtime ban from 23rd August onwards, plus strike action to commence at 19:00hrs on Thursday 23rd August, lasting 36 hours until 07:00hrs on Saturday 25th August with further action on Monday 03rd September from 07:00hrs to 19:00hrs. This action will involve colleagues from the Airport Fire Service, Airfield Operations, Airport Operations Control and Car Parks.

As previously advised the Airport has a robust contingency plan in place that meets all the necessary regulatory requirements and is well positioned to continue normal operations throughout any planned or further industrial action. Full Category 7 operations will remain in place throughout with all normal passenger expectations unaffected by the action.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact your normal Airport point of contact or feel free to contact me directly using the details listed below.

I will update this Group as and when I have further information.


Paul Staples
Airport Operations Director