Second Day Of Strikes At Heathrow Airport Suspended To Allow Workers Vote On Pay

5 August 2019, 17:08 | Updated: 5 August 2019, 17:11

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Heathrow Airport. Picture: Getty

A second day of strike action by Unite members working at Heathrow Airport has been suspended to allow workers to vote on a new pay offer.

A planned 48-hour strike by Heathrow Airport workers on Monday was suspended to allow further talks on resolving a pay dispute.

But the Unite union has said it would not strike on Tuesday whilst its members vote on whether to accept a new pay offer form the airport.

The two sides have been meeting under the chairmanship of the conciliation service Acas.

A spokesperson for Heathrow Airport said: "Unite will not take an improved offer to its members and we remain hopeful that we can find a resolution and stop this disruptive and unnecessary threat of strike action.

"We regret that passengers have been inconvenienced by this and urge them to contact their airline for up-to-date information on the status of their service."

Aviation analyst Sally Gethin told LBC airlines that were affected by the planned strike had already made changes to their schedules and "that could have disruption of its own".

Heathrow Airport had already cancelled around 177 flights for Monday and Tuesday, causing disruption to passengers.

Passengers are being urged to check with their airline for the latest news on flights.

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