Heathrow faces ‘summer of turmoil’ as British Airways staff vote to strike

British Airways is facing the prospect of significant disruption at London Heathrow airport

this summer after hundreds of check-in staff voted to strike in a row over pay.

Both the Unite and GMB Unions said on Thursday

The airline expects the strikes to affect about 700 staff

roughly half BA’s check-in workforce at Heathrow.

Unite said the strike would cause a “summer of turmoil” for the airline

which has largely managed to avoid last-minute cancellations

The unions are calling for BA to reinstate a 10 per cent pay cut brought in during the pandemic.

The airline has offered a one-off 10 per cent pay award, rather than a full pay rise.