Heathrow strike suspended after “improved” pay offer

Today’s scheduled 24-hour strike by more than 4,000 workers at Heathrow has been suspended while the workforce votes on an improved pay offer.

Unite said it would not be revealing the details of the improved offer until its members involved in the ongoing pay dispute have had an opportunity to consider and vote on the new package.

However, Unite said that the strikes already announced for Friday 23 August and Saturday 24 August remained on the table until the result of the ballot was known.

Meanwhile, BALPA and British Airways have been in talks at ACAS in a bid to resolve their pay dispute. Although BALPA members voted 93% for action, the union has held off announcing strike dates in the hope it will find a negotiated solution.

British Airways sought a High Court injunction in a bid to stop the strike, but the High Court judged against the company. The airline subsequently lost an appeal against the decision at the Court of Appeal.

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