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Heathrow August bank holiday strike suspended

by LLB Reporter
14th Aug 19 10:41 am

A planned strike over the August bank holiday weekend at Heathrow has been postponed as thousands of workers are vote on the latest pay offer.

Unite union confirmed a ballot is under way on the new pay offer, the vote closes on 2 September and the union said the strike “has been suspended to allow the ballot to take place.”

A Heathrow spokesman said: “We’re pleased that Unite has postponed the strike action scheduled for August 23 and 24 to give union members the time to consider our revised offer.

“We have put an additional £2.5on the tm able since talks began, with our current offer bringing the total pay rise to 7.8% over two years for all frontline colleagues.

“This is well above RPI (inflation), higher than any other UK airport and helps to provide long-term wage certainty and job security.

“Heathrow has a duty to ensure the business is sustainable – particularly against the backdrop of increasing economic uncertainty facing the UK in the immediate future.

“The pay offer we have put on the table achieves that, in addition to being rewarding and fair to all colleagues.”

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