UK: Air passengers to face new disruptions?

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BAA airport staff, including firefighters, security guards and engineers, have voted over possible strike action later this summer in a dispute over pay, with results expected later.
The Unite union noted that staff had accepted a pay freeze in 2009 and called the strike vote after deriding BAA’s offer of a 1% increase this year, with an extra 0.5% to follow if changes are made to the company’s sickness policy. Unite are also demanding a staff bonus be paid by the Spanish owned company to recognise the efforts made to meet earnings targets, despite the objective being missed by 3%.
BAA assert that their offer is realistic as passenger numbers continue to be adversely affected by the recession and the volcanic ash cloud.