Passengers at 18 UK airports face potential disruption over Christmas weekend, as more than 1,500 check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew, represented by the Unite union, are set to stage a 48-hour strike beginning Dec. 23 after a long-running pay dispute. The staff is employed by ground and cargo handling services company Swissport. Unite earlier this week called a strike of some members of British Airways’ cabin crew in a separate dispute. Unite members voted to reject a ...

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