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Heathrow Strikes Called Off After Pay Deal Agreed

The prospect of large-scale passenger and flight disruption for people due to pass through London’s Heathrow Airport this summer has been avoided, with the airport’s management finally agreeing a pay deal with its disgruntled security staff.

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Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5A, arrivals concourse, September 2018

The staff – at loggerheads with airport bosses over working conditions and pay, through their representative the UNITE trade union in the UK – were looking like holding strike action virtually every weekend through the summer and right up to the end of August.

However, management has agreed to a proposed backdated 10% pay increase, and a further pay rise of 1.5% from October – which UNITE has described as a “hard won victory”.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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