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PremierLeague-News.Com - Workers have voted to take industrial action at London's busiest airport - with passengers warned of a 'summer of strikes'

Berkshire news Travel chaos expected as Heathrow Airport workers vote to strike PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Workers have voted to take industrial action at London's busiest airport - with passengers warned of a 'summer of strikes'

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23 June 2022 - 15:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Workers are the UK's busiest airport have voted for industrial action. British Airways workers at Heathrow Airport have voted for strike action to take place. Members of both the GMB and Unite trade unions have backed the action. Workers who were balloted include check-in staff at the airport. Members of the GMB voted by 91% in favour of industrial action while Unite said 94% of its members backed action. Holidaymakers and other airline passengers using Heathrow Airport are now set to face travel disruption over the coming weeks. The news comes as many people prepare for summer holidays - with some travelling abroad for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More: Will EasyJet workers strike this summer and how will it affect flights? What dates are British Airways strikes taking place at Heathrow Airport? British Airways workers are yet to decide on what dates the strike action will take place and it is unclear at this stage how long strikes will continue for. Strike dates will be announced in advance by the trade unions taking part in the industrial action. The strikes are set to take place during the peak summer holiday period according to the trade unions. The airport has already been subject to travel chaos in recent weeks - with flights cancelled and luggage problems reported in recent weeks. Heathrow passengers should expect disruption (Image: Getty Images) Why are British Airways staff at Heathrow Airport going on strike? Nadine Houghton, GMB national officer, said: “With grim predictability, holidaymakers face massive disruption thanks to the pig-headedness of British Airways. BA have tried to offer our members crumbs from the table in the form of a 10% one-off bonus payment, but this doesn’t cut the mustard. “Our members need to be reinstated the 10% they had stolen from them last year with full back pay and the 10% bonus which other colleagues have been paid.

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. “At the same time, they’ve had their pay slashed during BA’s callous fire and rehire policy. What did BA think was going to happen? “It’s not too late to save the summer holidays – other BA workers have had their pay cuts reversed. Do the same for ground and check-in staff and this industrial action can be nipped in the bud.” Unite officer Russ Ball said: “The problems British Airways is facing are entirely of its own making. It brutally cut jobs and pay during the pandemic even though the Government was paying them to save jobs. In the case of this dispute, they have insulted this workforce, slashing pay by 10% only to restore it to managers but not to our members. “BA is treating its loyal workforce as second class citizens and they will not put up with it a moment longer. Strike action will inevitably cause severe disruption to BA’s services at Heathrow “The company has a short window of opportunity to reinstate our members’ pay before strikes are called. I urge BA not to squander that opportunity.” How has British Airways responded to news of the Heathrow Airport strikes? A BA statement said: “We’re extremely disappointed with the result and that the unions have chosen to take this course of action. Despite the extremely challenging environment and losses of more than £4bn, we made an offer of a 10% payment which was accepted by the majority of other colleagues. “We are fully committed to work together to find a solution, because to deliver for our customers and rebuild our business we have to work as a team. We will of course keep our customers updated about what this means for them as the situation evolves.” For more of the latest news from Heathrow Airport you can sign up to our dedicated Heathrow newsletter here Read Next: Is the Heathrow Express running during rail strikes? Everything you need to know about Heathrow Airport's driverless Pods Travelling to Heathrow by road during rail and underground strikes Heathrow jobs to apply for now that keep the airport running Travel requirements for France ahead of summer holidays Read More Related Articles Heathrow Airport: Spain travel restrictions ahead of summer Read More Related Articles Heathrow Airport sees passengers up eight-fold year-on-year

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