By Marcus Leach

Servisair, who provide ground handling services on behalf of a number of airlines at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, is currently in dispute with its employees, who have voted to take industrial action for a period of two hours each morning and each afternoon on 23rd, 25th, 27th and 28th November 2011.

Servisair have assured Liverpool John Lennon Airport that contingencies will be in place to minimise any disruption/impact.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport expect it to be business as usual throughout any planned industrial action.

"GMB members voted by 85% in favour of action up to and including strike action and by 95% in favour of action short of a strike," GMB spokesman Eddie Parker said.

"Servisair initially put 75 jobs at risk from redundancy. Given the level of unemployment on Merseyside and given that Servisair is making a profit, compulsory redundancies are not acceptable.

"GMB members consider the real reasons for the job losses are bigger profits, the removal of full time employment to be replaced by part-time working and the introduction of flexible working.

"We have told Servisair that members will undertake upskilling at no cost to the company to save jobs if they remove the compulsory proposal.

"Servisair has rejected this proposal and issued redundancy notices to GMB members. GMB remains available for talks to avoid this dispute and avoid disrupting the travelling public."

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