Heathrow Airport could experience “inevitable disruption and delays” due to another walkout by around 1,400 security officers on May 4-6, 9-10, and 25-27, warns Unite union. This coincides with the anticipated arrival of people travelling to the UK for King Charles’ coronation on May 6.
This comes as UK inflation remained above 10% last month, leading to strikes across various sectors to demand increased wages.
Heathrow’s management claims to have engaged in talks with Unite for months and improved a 10% pay rise offer with a further £1,150 lump sum this year, which Unite allegedly refused to put to its members.
The airport spokesperson stated that Terminal Five’s operations ran “smoothly” during previous industrial action and that they will not let Unite disrupt the flow of visitors to the UK during such an important period.