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Strikes at Heathrow from Friday

[ March 26, 2021   //   ]

The Unite trade union is warning that the first of 41 targeted strikes at Heathrow Airport is due to begin on Friday 2 April, in a dispute over workforce firing and rehiring and pay and conditions.

There will be 41 strikes over a 23 day period, with the final strike scheduled for Sunday 25 April. The targeted strike action will involve engineering, airside operations, landside operations, fire service, campus security and central terminal operations.

Each sector will be taking seven days of strike action. During the strike period at least one of the sectors will be on strike on most days.

Unite says that the airport operator is making permanent rather than temporary cuts to workers’ pay in the face of the Covid pandemic.