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Holiday misery over threatened Heathrow strike action

More than 88,000 passengers -many of them holidaymakers – could be hit if a 48-hour strike at Heathrow goes ahead.

It’s thought one in five flights could be cancelled after union members of Unite rejected a 7.3 per cent wage rise over two years.

Talks are continuing between the two sides, but there’s a serious threat that action planned for Monday and Tuesday will take place.

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Unite said 88 per cent of its members who voted opted to dismiss the latest offer.

The militant union has said it’ll shut down Heathrow.

An army of 1,200 staff – including top executives – are ready to stand in for the strikers.

The union warned the airport stood to pay out millions of pounds in compensation to airlines.

And a strike would cause “passenger misery” if it failed to offer workers a “fair pay rise”.

A Heathrow spokesman said the compensation claim to airlines was “categorically untrue”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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