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Workers rights and passenger safety under threat after shameful airport ground handling vote


16 Apr 2013


Social Europe & Jobs

Following the European Parliament's vote to further liberalise ground handling services at airports, GUE/NGL Sabine Wils slated the scheme as a "massive setback for workers’ rights and passenger safety".


"Together with trade unions, we had continuously campaigned against these terrible proposals for the ground handling sector. Sadly, MEPs, despite having voted last December against the proposals, have now done a U-turn and rubberstamped an attack on the working conditions of employees facing new pressures on their already low wages. Enforcing the presence of at least three ground handling companies in some airports is a senseless and dangerous move. We will redouble our struggle alongside trade unions against this attack."

GUE/NGL Press Contacts:
David Lundy +32 470 85 05 09
Gay Kavanagh +32 473 84 23 20
European United Left / Nordic Green Left
European Parliamentary Group


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