Unions threaten summer holiday strike HELL at Heathrow: GMB and Unite hold BA staff strike ballots

Unions are threatening to bring a summer of travel hell for British holidaymakers – by striking during the school holidays and amid the continuing post-pandemic airport chaos.

The GMB union is today set to announce the results of a strike ballot of BA check-in and ground staff at Heathrow Airport for later this year.

Separately, members of the Unite union are also balloting around 500 BA check-in staff members at the west-London airport.

Members in the GMB ballot began voting on June 7. The ballot closes later today, with results also expected to be announced today. The union is expected to vote in favour of the strike. Meanwhile the Unite ballot, which also began on June 7, is set to close on Monday.

Both unions say the strikes are over a 10 per cent cut in pay imposed on staff during the pandemic, when international travel was essentially grounded due to Covid.

BA say they have offered staff a 10 per cent ‘payment’. But union chiefs say the offer is a ‘one-off’ and its members want…

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