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British Airways workers at Heathrow to strike over school holidays UK News

British Airway workers have voted to strike over the summer school holidays in the hope of creating travel chaos for thousands.

It comes as the GMB union voted on Thursday June 23 for its BA members working at Heathrow Airport in London.

Shortly after, announcing that 95% of the workers had voted in favor of the strike this summer.

Additionally, BA workers at Heathrow who are members of the Unite union were also elected with results expected on Monday June 27.

Times Series: The strikes come over disgruntled staff and demands for better pay during the cost of living crisis.  (PENNSYLVANIA) The strikes come as a result of staff discontent and demands for better wages during the cost of living crisis. (PENNSYLVANIA)

So far, more than 700 BA check-in workers and ground handlers could go on strike during the industrial action.

GMB said it was seeking to reverse a 10% pay cut imposed on workers during the Covid pandemic.

BA said it offered a one-time 10% bonus, but not a return to the same salary as before.

A BA spokesperson said: “After two deeply difficult years which saw the business lose over £4billion, these colleagues were offered a 10% payment for this year, which was rejected.

“We remain fully committed to discussing their concerns with our unions and hope that together we can find a way to reach an agreement in the best interests of our employees and our customers.”

The strike comes following a wave of discontent expressed by workers across the country in recent months.

Many are demanding higher wages to be able to cope with the cost of living crisis.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-23 13:51:57

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