Heathrow Airport staff members, who are members of the Unite union, will be striking for four days in December.
The strike is protest against pay cuts which have been imposed on 4,000 staff who did not lose their jobs in the recent redundancy process. The average pay cut is reported to be 20%.
The strike dates are:
- 1st December
- 14th December
- 17th December
- 18th December
The strike will run for the full 24 hour period on each day, and so is likely to cause disruption on the day on either side.
It isn’t clear, given the number of staff employed versus the number of passengers due to use the airport, how badly services will be impacted. Firefighters will be amongst those striking, however, so nothing will be arriving or departing if they cannot be replaced.
More information will, no doubt, emerge over the next couple of weeks.