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BAA’s Budapest Airport faces 2-day baggage handlers strike – report

BAA’s Budapest Airport faces 2-day baggage handlers strike – report

BUDAPEST (AFX) – Unions at Budapest Airport’s ground handling company Celebi have called a two-day strike from 3.30 pm today to 3.30 pm Saturday, Hungarian news wire MTI reported, citing Attila Csorba, head of air industry union LDFSZ.

Staff at Celebi, which took over ground handling last summer at Ferihegy International airport, which is operated by Grupo Ferrovial unit BAA, have called the strike because of a breakdown in wage talks.
Staff are pushing for a 10 pct wage hike with a further 5 pct performance related rise, while Celebi’s management are offering a 4 pct basic increase with a further 3 pct performance related.
Significant delays are expected but it is not known is flights will be cancelled.

The strike will not affect Malev or SkyEurope flights as the two companies have their own baggage handlers.

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