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.