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Ground handlers warn of threat to summer flights

A group representing ground handling companies has warned a decision to exclude contract workers from a $750 weekly aviation COVID payment could see hundreds of flights grounded this summer.

The Australian Aviation Ground Handling Industry Alliance claims thousands of workers are poised to leave the industry because they are ineligible for the $750 a week payment offered to some airline staff.

The alliance represents contractors such as Swissport, dnata and Menzies Aviation that employ workers such as aircraft cleaners, baggage handlers, security staff and caterers.

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Its members also perform aircraft handling tasks such as read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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