Due to the latest round of strike action, Heathrow Airport’s security personnel have decided to walk off the job for ten days, threatening to disrupt holiday travel.
Passengers using Heathrow Airport have been issued an URGENT warning about impending strikes.
Guards are planning a 10-day strike over the Easter weekend, disrupting travel plans for millions of Britons.
From what we can gather, the strike will last from March 31 through Easter Sunday, April 9. It will involve more than 1,400 security personnel.
They’re striking at a crucial time, during the Easter school holidays, because they want higher pay to deal with the crippling cost of living crisis.
“Workers at Heathrow Airport are on poverty wages while the chief executive and senior managers enjoy huge salaries,” said Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.
Guards at British Airways’ Terminal 5 and cargo screeners at the airport’s entrance are among the striking workers.
Heathrow has offered these workers a 10 percent pay raise, but they have turned down the offer due to rising costs and years of salary stagnation.
Heathrow has assured passengers and travelers that backup plans are in place in the event of an emergency.
Threatening to ruin people’s hard-earned holidays with strike action will not improve the deal, the spokesperson said.
British tourists have been warned that a strike by passport workers over a bitter pay dispute could cause delays of up to five weeks.
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union members have announced a walkout, which may delay the summer passport processing deadline.
Between April 3 and May 5, more than 4,000 PCS employees in England, Scotland, and Wales plan to participate in the action.
The balloting is currently underway at the passport office in Belfast, where workers may decide to join the strike.
We anticipate substantial disruption in the workplace not only in Durham and Glasgow but also in Liverpool, London, Newport, Peterborough, and Southport.
To prevent further strikes, PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka has requested that the government reconsider its current pay increase offer of 2%.
In recent months, the cost of living crisis has prompted walkouts by a wide range of workers, including teachers, doctors, health care workers, train drivers, and government employees.
The largest education union in the UK, the National Education Union (NEU), estimated that 23,400 schools were affected by the strikes on March 15 and 16.
Educators have been advocating for a fully funded 12% pay award for 2022/23, arguing that the current offer is effectively a pay cut in light of inflation rates higher than 11%.
It’s likely that this month’s widespread public train strikes will have already had an impact.
The March 16th and 18th and 30th rail walkouts were carried out as planned.
Workers in the NHS, including young doctors, have gone on strike for higher wages, as have members of the ambulance service.
The United Kingdom experienced its highest inflation rate in nearly four decades in October of last year, when it hit 11%.
Although it fell to slightly over 10% in January, this is still a significant increase from the 2% average seen in previous years.
Here you can find out everything you need to know about the strikes that will be happening in the near future.