Heathrow workers threaten to strike during February school holidays
Travel agents brace for ‘sucker punch’ as Heathrow workers threaten to go on strike over February school holidays
Travel agents are bracing for a ‘sucker punch’ as workers at Heathrow threaten to go on strike during next month’s school holidays.
More than 400 employees of airport service company Menzies are voted in favor of strike action.
Turbulence: More than 400 employees of airport service provider Menzies are voted for strike action
Sharon Graham, Unite’s general secretary, said staff are struggling after “a two-year pay freeze” and the cost of living is rising – and now they need a raise.
The staff provides two services: baggage handling for airlines including Lufthansa and Aer Lingus; and aircraft refueling for British Airways.
The poll closes on January 27 and possible union actions could take place in mid-February. SkiYodl boss Oli Dannatt said: ‘It could be a huge headache for families who have already been inconvenienced enough by changing travel restrictions.’
He added that it is “another sucker for the ski industry.”
Menzies said he hoped for an ‘amicable solution’.