Heathrow Airport could be ‘shut down’ this summer over strikes, Unite says

Union threatens to ‘shut down’ Heathrow airport for six days this summer with strike by 4,000 workers

Heathrow Airport could be ‘shut down’ this summer as more than 4,000 workers will walk out in a series of strikes over a pay dispute, union Unite said. 

The union said members including security guards, engineers and passenger service drivers, will walk out on 26 July 26 and 27, August 5 and 6 and August 23 and 24.

The planned strikes follow the rejection of an 18-month pay offer amounting to 2.7 per cent. 

Commenting Unite regional coordinating officer Wayne King: ‘Bosses at Heathrow Airport need to get their heads out of the sand and start negotiating meaningfully over pay. 

‘Otherwise there will be significant disruption to flights to and from Heathrow and the potential closure of the airport over the summer months because of industrial action.’

 

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