327 baggage handling jobs to go at Manchester Airport
25.2.2008 (UK Airport News)
decided to close their in house ground services firm.
Handling Services after airport chiefs said the company was making a loss in a
`fiercely competitive market’. But a 90-day consultation period has come to an
end and the airport has decided the business will shut as earlier announced.
with the trade unions and employee representatives on the future of Ringway Handling
Services and, regrettably, the decision has been taken to close the business.
This will result in the loss of 327 posts.’
or will be able to be redeployed within the business.
and dignity during this difficult time.’
is hope many of the workers will find new jobs on-site. But trade union leaders
say they are disappointed at the decision.