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Heathrow,Gatwick Strikes?

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Rainsberger

Hello Guys

Just like it we coming to the very busy Summer peak for travel everyone looking forward to getting away and the unions call strikes at two very busy airports at Heathrow & Gatwick good timing i say.

BRITS heading off on holiday this summer should brace themselves for travel chaos as a number of strikes have been announced.

Staff working for several UK airports and airlines have announced strikes or are voting on whether or not to take industrial action.

Many of the strikes will be taking place between July and August, during the peak summer travel period.

So if you have travel plans for the coming months, here's what you need to know...

Heathrow Airport

Staff working for Heathrow Airport have announced strikes from July 26.

Over 4,000 workers, including security guards, engineers, passenger service operatives and passenger service drivers, are set to walk out over the coming months.

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

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

Gatwick Airport

Staff working at Gatwick Airport are currently voting on whether or not to strike.

Two separate groups of workers at Gatwick are voting on the industrial action over poverty pay rates according to their representatives Unite.

They include staff who scan passengers' luggage as well as those involved in maintaining the airport's facilities such as the toilets.

British Airways

British Airways pilots, represented by British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA), are currently voting on whether or not to strike this summer after negotiations over pay stalled.

The members have until July 22 to return their votes.

If the pilots involved decide to go on strike, the strikes could begin from August 5 although at this stage the details have not been confirmed and BA and BALPA are still in talks.

Glad i got no flights booked during this uncertain period.

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Essexman1961
3 hours ago, Rainsberger said:

Hello Guys

Just like it we coming to the very busy Summer peak for travel everyone looking forward to getting away and the unions call strikes at two very busy airports at Heathrow & Gatwick good timing i say.

BRITS heading off on holiday this summer should brace themselves for travel chaos as a number of strikes have been announced.

Staff working for several UK airports and airlines have announced strikes or are voting on whether or not to take industrial action.

Many of the strikes will be taking place between July and August, during the peak summer travel period.

So if you have travel plans for the coming months, here's what you need to know...

Heathrow Airport

Staff working for Heathrow Airport have announced strikes from July 26.

Over 4,000 workers, including security guards, engineers, passenger service operatives and passenger service drivers, are set to walk out over the coming months.

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

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

Gatwick Airport

Staff working at Gatwick Airport are currently voting on whether or not to strike.

Two separate groups of workers at Gatwick are voting on the industrial action over poverty pay rates according to their representatives Unite.

They include staff who scan passengers' luggage as well as those involved in maintaining the airport's facilities such as the toilets.

British Airways

British Airways pilots, represented by British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA), are currently voting on whether or not to strike this summer after negotiations over pay stalled.

The members have until July 22 to return their votes.

If the pilots involved decide to go on strike, the strikes could begin from August 5 although at this stage the details have not been confirmed and BA and BALPA are still in talks.

Glad i got no flights booked during this uncertain period.

Thanks for the info.I am flying BA to the states for a short break late July but my dates aren't affected (yet?).

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