Groundforce baggage handlers offered €500 in place of February salary

Groundforce baggage handlers desperate for their February pay-packet have each been give €500 in lieu of the full amount pending but say it simply isn’t enough. A meeting between Groundforce shareholders – Pasogal (50.1%) and airline TAP (49.9% – broke up on Friday without any agreement. The government has stressed it has no interest in nationalising Groundforce which employs 2,398 people.