Heathrow strikes called off after security workers accept inflation-busting pay deal

23 June 2023, 14:36 | Updated: 23 June 2023, 14:50

Heathrow will see a strike-free summer after a last-minute pay offer was accepted by Unite members today
Heathrow will see a strike-free summer after a last-minute pay offer was accepted by Unite members today. Picture: Alamy

By Chay Quinn

Heathrow's security worker strikes have been called off after Unite members accepted a pay deal to end the long-running dispute.

Workers voted to accept a pay increase of between 15.5% and 17.5% depending on their band.

Around 2000 members were due to walk out on 29 days over the busy summer period - but the walkouts which were once to begin tomorrow will now not take place.

A Heathrow spokesperson said: "We are pleased to confirm Unite members have voted to accept a two-year above-inflation pay deal, ending the current dispute and allowing the strikes to be called off.

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"We can now move forward together and focus on delivering an excellent summer for our passengers."

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham called the accepted offer a "hard won victory".

"The pay deal at Heathrow is a further demonstration of how Unite's complete focus on jobs, pay and conditions is having direct benefits for its members," Ms Graham added.

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