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Gatwick workers reject pay deal

Over 76% voted against the pay deal.

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Gatwick workers have voted to reject a pay deal offered to them by Gatwick Airport Ltd (GAL) management.

In a show of overwhelming support to reject the deal over 76% voted against taking the pay deal.

Ballot papers for strike action were due to be sent out on the 3rd April after talks hosted by the conciliation service Acas, collapsed without agreement.

However Gatwick Airport Ltd (GAL) management, resurrected negotiations and made an improved pay offer.

The result of the vote has now been passed onto Gatwick for a response.

A Unite spokesperson said:

“I can confirm that members have rejected Gatwick Airport’s pay offer. The union will now be seeking a meeting with the company’s management and we hope that fresh negotiations will result in an improved pay offer.”

Gatwick were unavailable for comment.

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A massive £30,000 raised by taxi company for local charity

Gatwick’s on-site taxi company raises £30,000 for local charity partner.

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London Gatwick’s on-site taxi company, Gatwick Airport Cars, has raised £30,000 for the airport’s local charity partner St Catherine’s Hospice.

Airport Cars has supported the charity over the past five years and the total amount has been raised through donation boxes in the company’s crew room.

St Catherine’s Hospice is based in Crawley, West Sussex, and provides end-of-life care and support to terminally ill people and their families across Crawley, Horsham, East Surrey and Mid Sussex.

Last month Gatwick announced a new two year partnership with St Catherine’s Hospice, having already helped raise more than £113,000 for the charity since the airport first partnered it two years ago.

Gatwick Airport Cars Director, James Kemp, said:

“Airport Cars is delighted to support St Catherine’s Hospice on an ongoing basis. Our drivers raise money every day for this wonderful cause meaning that we can send a generous amount every month.”

St Catherine’s Hospice Head of Fundraising, Lucy Bowden, said:

“Thank you so much to everyone at Gatwick Airport Cars for your amazing support of St Catherine’s Hospice. You’ve raised a fantastic amount of money and we hope you are very proud of your commitment to your local community. We really look forward to working with you for many more years.”

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