Heathrow workers call off first summer strikeson June 12, 2023 at 2:35 pm

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More than 2,000 staff said they will postpone industrial action on 24 and 25 June.

Long queues at Heathrow security in 2022.Image source, Getty Images

Security workers at Heathrow airport have called off the first two days of strike action after receiving an improved pay offer.

More than 2,000 staff said they will postpone industrial action on 24 and 25 June.

Unite, the union, said that its members will vote on the latest pay deal over the coming days.

However, if that is rejected, the remaining 29 days of strikes will go ahead as planned.

Last week, Heathrow security officers announced they would walk out after turning down a “below inflation pay offer of 10.1%”. That compares to the Retail Price Index (RPI) measure of inflation of 11.4% in the year to April.

The strikes will affect Terminals 3 and 5, and have an impact on airport crew checks. The action could spark queues at security.

The remaining strike days are:

  • 28, 29 and 30 June
  • 14, 15, 16, July
  • 21, 22, 23, 24, July
  • 28, 29, 30, 31 July
  • 4, 5, 6 , 7 August
  • 11, 12, 13, 14, August
  • 18, 19, 20 August
  • 24, 25, 26, 27 August

The walkouts coincide with busy travel periods including the summer holiday period for schools across the UK.

They also include dates for the Eid festival (28, 29 and 30 June) and the August bank holiday (24, 25, 26 and 27 August).

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