Heathrow hit again as plane fuel crews stage 48-hour walkout

Workers at Heathrow airport
have this morning begun a two-day strike.

Forty employees who
refuel aircraft have rejected a pay offer causing disruption to long-haul
flights. But the airport says short-hauls are unlikely to be hit.

The workers refuel around a
third of the 1,200 daily flights at Heathrow.

The airport is advising
passengers not to change their travel plans and to check in as normal.

In a separate dispute, talks
have been held to try to avert a strike by hundreds of baggage handlers at Gatwick
airport tomorrow.

Around 600 members of the
Transport & General Workers’ Union
employed by ground service firm Servisair
are planning to walk out in protest at workloads and the suspension of a union
official.

By Mike Berry

 

 

 

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