Plane cleaners' strike in New York 'not just about Ebola,' union says

October 9, 2014 10:08 PM

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Nearly 200 airplane cabin cleaners have gone on strike at LaGuardia Airport in New York City after they say their demands for improved health and safety measures to protect them from biohazards and diseases such as Ebola have been denied.

The workers say they have to deal daily with vomit, feces and other dangerous materials, and that they’re provided with thin gloves that often break. That has become even more of a concern after Ebola, which is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids, has dominated the news.

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