Manchester Airport worker says he’s quit his job in ‘disgust…

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Manchester Airport worker says he’s quit his job in ‘disgust…

Manchester Airport worker says he’s quit his job in ‘disgust over way it’s being run’
2022-04-04 17:11:00
The last few days have seen chaos at Manchester Airport. A shocking video showed passengers jostling for space as they tried to get on and off flights. Airport baggage handlers spoke out and said they were “under more stress than ever.” It has resulted in one member of staff leaving his job. A Manchester Airport worker says he's quit his job in disgust over the way it is being run, reports Manchester Evening News. Ray Ellis, 54, said he has resigned in protest over what he called 'chaotic operations' – and said he fears for the security of passengers. READ MORE: Bedlam at Manchester Airport as passengers jostle at security and baggage piles up in halls There are claims the airport has been plagued by staff shortages recently, and there have been long delays for passengers waiting to board flights and on their return to Manchester. Holidaymakers have struggled to make their way through security, with queues snaking as far as a car park on one occasion. Images of boxes piled high at security gate checks have been shared widely on social media and there have been reports of holidaymakers jumping over barriers and jostling for space. Baggage handlers, meanwhile, claim they are under more stress, with reports of passengers abandoning luggage to get away after long waits – and EasyJet cancelled dozens of flights due to staff sickness. And, amid reports of further long queues on Monday morning, a councillor claimed the continuing chaos was down to a 'failure of management', claiming the mayhem could last into the summer. Bosses have admitted issues with recruitment and warned queues could persist amid the start of busy summer schedules and as international travel slowly begins to return to normal levels following the Covid pandemic. All restrictions, however, have now ended. Mr Ellis, a father-of-three and grandfather from Wythenshawe, started work airside at the airport in 1994, handling baggage and aircraft. In March, he started work for Manchester Airports Group, landside as a trolley operative. He also runs a commercial clearance company and says he's trained and experienced in health and safety, once working for the Health and Safety Executive in an advisory role. He said the airport, which is battling to attract jobs and has launched a recruitment drive, should simply reduce flights until the situation eases. “I am health and safety through and through,” Mr Ellis told the M.E.N. “I am

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