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Strikes Could Disrupt Easter Holiday Travel at London’s Heathrow Airport

Fresh strike threats at London’s Heathrow Airport are, reportedly, in danger of disrupting Easter Holiday travel plans for millions of passengers.

According to the Unite trade union, 1,400 security officers at the airport plan to launch a 10-day strike beginning on March 31.

The action is over pay conditions.

“Our members are simply unable to make ends meet due to the low wages paid by Heathrow,” Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham was quoted as saying.

However, Heathrow Airport has moved to soothe passenger fears by saying it will be able to cope with any disruption, adding that it has already offered the security staff a 10% pay increase.

“Passengers can be reassured that we have contingency plans which will keep the airport open and operational,” the airport said.

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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