During the summer season, security officers working at Heathrow airport are planning to go on strike. This new wave of strikes has the potential to impact travelers at the busiest airport in the UK.

Approximately 2,000 police officers, who belong to the Unite union, will go on strike for a duration of 31 days starting from June 24 and ending on August 27

The operations at Terminals 3 and 5 will be impacted due to security checks for non-passengers. This move may lead to longer lines at the security checkpoints.

According to Unite, the airport’s latest pay offer is a significant increase in the ongoing disagreement over salaries.

According to the statement, the employees refused to accept a salary increase of 10.1% that was lower than the current inflation rate. The statement highlighted that the Retail Price Index (RPI), which is a gauge of inflation, has risen to 11

Despite previous strikes, Heathrow’s emergency plans have apparently prevented passengers from being affected. However, the upcoming strikes will involve terminal 3 employees, marking a new development.

Heathrow is a highly active airport globally, and individuals from various regions of the UK may experience its impact.

According to the BBC’s transport correspondent Katy Austin, the ongoing strikes may result in extended waiting times for security checks. However, it is uncertain whether any airlines will decide to cancel their flights.

The strikes are happening at the same time as popular travel periods, which include the Eid festival on June 28th, 29th, and 30th, the start of school vacations on July 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, and the August bank holiday on August 24th, 25th, 26th, and

According to a representative from Heathrow, the airport will take all possible measures to reduce any disturbances caused by the strikes.

The organization Unite attempted to cause disruption to the airport through strikes on days that are typically busy, but their efforts were unsuccessful. Despite this, measures are being taken to ensure that travel plans are not disrupted in case similar actions are taken in the future.

Most coworkers are not in favor of Unite’s strikes. A pay increase that beats inflation for two years is available for coworkers if Unite permits them to express their opinion.

According to them, negotiations aimed at resolving the conflict with Unite will continue.

The days on which the strike will

Heathrow is currently facing strikes at a time when it is trying to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic. The company that operates the airport has reported a loss of £139 million during the first quarter of this year.

According to Sharon Graham from Unite, the airport has made a mistake in its priorities. She mentioned that the company is very wealthy and is expecting high profits and executive pay in the coming season.

Employees of the PCS union who work for Border Force at Heathrow Airport conducted several individual strikes throughout the year. As a result, the government enlisted military personnel to manage entry gates.

Since last summer, numerous UK industries have witnessed strikes by hundreds of thousands of workers.

The majority of people are requesting better conditions and more favorable terms, with a focus on increasing pay to keep up with the rapidly increasing cost of living, which is currently rising at a rate not seen in almost four decades.

Last summer, airports faced a state of disorder due to strikes, a shortage of staff, and an increase in the number of people traveling after the pandemic.

According to Wayne King, who is a regional co-ordinating officer for Unite, customers should anticipate a continuation of the current state of affairs.

The upcoming strike action is likely to cause delays, disruptions and cancellations. However, it is important to note that Heathrow Airport is solely responsible for this dispute.

Do you think the strikes will affect you? You can share your experiences by sending an email to haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

If you are willing to speak to a journalist from BBC, kindly provide a contact number. Additionally, there are other means of getting in touch as well:

In case you are unable to see the form on this page, please access the mobile version of the BBC website to submit your queries or feedback. Alternatively, you can send an email to HaveYourSay@bbc.co.uk, but make sure to provide your name, age, and location along with your message.

Topics of interest that are connected to each other. Further information regarding this event is available. Strikes planned for May by airport

On what dates are rail workers, nurses, and other professionals planning to go on strike and what


Ukraine reports progress in the vicinity of Bakhmut while the peak of flooding in Kherson is imminent.

The rescue operation after the Kakhovka dam breach was captured in a one-minute video, showing the quick response of the rescuers.

Prince Harry discovered the presence of a tracking device on Chelsy’s car.


What led to the 90-year-old’s conviction in India after 42 years.

What is the reason behind Japan’s decision to redefine

Chris Christie is attempting to derail Donald Trump’s campaign, even though it is

The color of my skin, which happens to be black, makes me feel like I am not accepted or welcomed in Tunisia

The details we have regarding the dam incident in Ukraine

Prince Harry made a statement that included some negative descriptions of himself, such as being called a "thicko", "cheat", and "under

The account of how the FBI apprehended a well-known spy.

Is it possible for the UK’s Storm Shadow missiles to have an impact on the ongoing conflict

The reason behind Putin’s decision to showcase religious art is being questioned

Another article featured on the BBC discusses the increasing popularity of the "no-wash" movement.

The metropolis that is known for its non-stop energy and activity

The age group that spends the most time working.

Top articles

BBC News offerings

The BBC cannot be held accountable for the material on other websites. Learn more about our policy on linking to external sources.

Napsat komentář

Vaše e-mailová adresa nebude zveřejněna. Vyžadované informace jsou označeny *