Mirage News reports:

The Transport Workers’ Union is warning the Federal Government against any rescue plan for scandal-ridden Swissport without strict conditions on labour standards and an equity stake in the company.

Swissport, formerly Aerocare which is owned by Chinese conglomerate HNA and carries out ground operations such as baggage and catering for airlines, is reported to be considering sacking 80% of its staff because of a fall-off in work at Virgin.

TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said workers had for years suffered at Swissport because of below award wages, a guarantee of no more than 60 hours a month and gruelling split shifts, with some workers even forced to sleep at the airport.

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