London Heathrow Tuesday Strike Suspended

More than 4,000 Unite affiliated employees were scheduled to strike on Monday and Tuesday this week at London’s Heathrow airport.

Heathrow

The strike for Monday was canceled late on Sunday and now the Tuesday one is suspended as well, due to on-going negotiations with the airport management. The strike scheduled for August 23 and 24 hasn’t been called off (yet).

Here’s the update from the Unite:

A strike by more than 4,000 workers at Heathrow due to start tomorrow (Tuesday 6 August) at 00:01 and finish at 23:59 has been suspended while the workforce votes on an improved pay offer, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Monday 5 August).

Unite said it would not be revealing the details of the improved offer until its members involved in the ongoing pay dispute have had an opportunity to consider and vote on the new package.
However, Unite said that the strikes already announced for Friday 23 August and Saturday 24 August remained on the table until the result of the ballot was known.

Unite will not be commenting further until its members have considered the improved offer.

Conclusion

Glad that both employees and the airport management are trying to come up with an agreement that is acceptable for both parties without inconveniencing passengers on their way to summer holidays in Europe.