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Agency cleaners at Luton Airport to strike against poverty pay

AGENCY cleaners at Luton airport took a stand against poverty pay today by voting 100 per cent in favour of strike action.

The Unite members, who are employed by Sasse, are currently paid the minimum wage of £7.83.

The company offered them a three-year pay deal to increase their wages.

However, under this deal, they would still be earning below the real living wage of £9 by 2021.

The strike is planned to start on December 4 and will last a week, with airport care workers employed by Clece also set to strike from December 5-8.

Unite regional officer Jeff Hodge said: “These are the worst-paid and worst-treated workers at the airport, but they are fighting back.

 “With healthy profits and growing passenger numbers, Luton and its contractors have no excuse for paying workers below the real living wage.

“It’s time the airport and its contractors got their houses in order.”

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