Heathrow Airport strikes this weekend have been suspended as workers vote on new pay offer – The Sun

Heathrow Airport strikes this weekend have been suspended as workers vote on new pay offer – The Sun

07/24/2019

STRIKES due to take place at Heathrow Airport this weekend have been suspended, Unite the union said.

However, strikes for August are currently still going ahead.

In a new statement, Unite said that the strikes, set to take place on Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27, have now been suspended "while the workforce votes on a new pay offer".

It follows ongoing talks between the union and Heathrow Airport over pay.

The union said it won't be revealing details of the pay offer until its members have voted on the new deal.

Around 500,000 passengers are due to travel through the airport on Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27 according to Heathrow.

The strikes over pay were announced by Unite the union earlier this month.

It said that over 4,000 workers, including security guards, engineers, passenger service operatives and passenger service drivers were planning to walk out over the coming months.

The original dates were Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27, Monday August 5 and Tuesday August 6, and Friday August 23 and Saturday August 24.

According to the union, the walkout "could potentially shut down the airport".

But while strikes planned for Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27 are now off, the ones planned for August are still on the table until members vote on the deal.

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