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Passenger Chaos Ahead as London’s Heathrow Airport Braced for Further Summer Strikes

Passengers are likely to see further disruption while travelling into London this summer, with strike action at Heathrow Airport set to escalate, according to reports in the UK.

Strikes began last Thursday, with 1,400 airport staff starting a 3-day session over pay and working conditions. Now, reportedly, another 600 security operators have voted to go on strike also.

The Unite trade union said there remains a gap between what Heathrow is offering and what the union’s members are looking for; adding that the ongoing dispute will “inevitably” result in more passenger disruption via flight cancellations and delays across the summer months.

“It is now time for them [Heathrow] to come back to the negotiating table and deal with this issue before further escalation occurs. Strike action is now set to escalate throughout the summer and Unite will leave no stone unturned in support for our members involved in the dispute,” said Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary in the UK.

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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