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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Birmingham Airport faces closure threat

I noticed a copy of the Birmingham Mail in Morrisons this afternoon. "Holiday Chaos" was the headline with the distinct impression that summer holidays might be ruined for some. It's all about Birmingham Airport being forced to close completely if angry firefighters opposing changes to their pensions take industrial action.

About 55 fire service workers based at the airport are fighting planned changes to their final salary scheme which they say could cut their pensions by up to 30 per cent. So strike action may be taken.

Personally I think it's a bit rough for them to get their pension contracts re-arranged when the bankers got given tidy sums to carry on with their "work". But that's life. It's not a fair world. I wonder if we have the gumption to change it.

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