Heathrow workers on their third and fourth days of action in December

Heathrow workers on strike
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Questions about airport operating unsafely

Workers at Heathrow airports entered their third and fourth days of industrial action on 17 and 18 December.

The strike is happening while Heathrow is at its busiest.

Unite members recorded an 84 per cent vote in favour of strike action. As a result Unite has been taking targeted strike action involving firefighters, engineers, campus security, baggage operations, central terminal operations and landside and airside operations.

The dispute is a result of Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL) decision to fire and rehire its 4,000 employees on vastly inferior contracts. Unite members are facing permanent pay cuts up to 25 per cent of their pay (£8,000 per annum).

Unite has warned that despite Heathrow airport continuing to operate during the strikes, management has failed to provide details of its contingency plans and big questions remain about safety.