Security Guards at London Heathrow Airport Intensify Wage Strike

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s largest union confirmed on Wednesday that security personnel at London’s Heathrow Airport, Europe’s busiest airport, will escalate a strike over wages during the busy summer months.

The Unite-Unity union said more than 2,000 members would strike for 31 days from June 24 to August 27, potentially causing significant disruption to the travel of millions of people passing through Heathrow during the summer tourist season.

Security officials have staged strikes in recent months, including over Easter weekend and during the coronation of King Charles III, which Heathrow said “had no effect” on airport operations.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham confirmed: “The union is notifying Heathrow Airport that the strike at the airport will continue until it offers fair wages to its workers…Of course, our members will have the unwavering support of the union. in this dispute.

The union said that “security officials have rejected Heathrow Airport’s offer to make payments of 10.1%” and explained that “its internal research shows that the average wage of workers at Heathrow Airport has decreased by 24% compared to the real cost since 2017”.

Source: AB

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