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BWI employees protest unsafe work conditions, file allegations

Posted at 4:27 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 17:36:00-04

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — On Wednesday, BWI workers employed by Menzies Aviation held a protest to bring awareness for safer work conditions.

They've filed a second round of charges with Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, alleging that their employer has violated multiple safety regulations. Menzies services every airline at BWI and protesters say there is a lack of appropriate protective equipment and adequate training among other things.

They say they need their jobs, but they can't keep risking their lives to do it.

"They got us out there unprotected...and doing things that's unsafe at night....without adequate lighting...dangerous to do what I'm doing," said Senya Abdul-Ghaffar, a fuel farm operator.

Baltimore City Councilman John Bullock rallied with workers today. He says Menzies must act now to improve the safety of workers and their failure to completely fix old safety violations while racking up new ones is unacceptable.