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05 Aug 2019 | 08:18 AM UTC

UK: Dozens of flights canceled at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) August 5 despite airport staff strike called off /update 3

United Kingdom News Alert

Dozens of flights canceled at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) despite union leaders calling off strikes planned for August 5; strike on August 6 still possible unless an agreement is reached

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION London-Heathrow International Airport

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Event

An estimated 177 flights were canceled at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) for Monday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 6, due to a planned airport staff strike that was set to begin on Monday, though was postponed on Sunday, August 4, to allow for further talks. According to the union Unite, workers are seeking an agreement over a pay dispute.

Additional strikes planned for August 6, 23, and 24 may still take place if an agreement is not reached. Approximately 4000 workers, including security guards, engineers, passenger service operatives, and drivers are expected to participate in the strikes.

Further disruptions, including flight delays and cancellations, are expected if the strikes go ahead. 

Advice

Individuals flying to or from LHR are advised to keep abreast of the situation, confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport, and anticipate disruptions to airport operations.

 

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