Some British Airways Staff May Strike This Summer, Could Lead To Flight Cancellations
News - Travel 23-Jun-2022
The BBC is reporting that hundreds of British Airways workers at Heathrow Airport have voted to go on strike over pay.
A total of 700 workers are set to strike during the summer holidays, when demand from travellers is expected to be near pre-pandemic levels. This is due to a 10% pay cut imposed during the peak of the pandemic not being reinstated. The strike dates will be confirmed in the coming days. The proposed action relates to fewer than 50% of British Airways staff based at Heathrow in customer-facing roles.
If the strikes do go ahead, BA says they have plans to cover staff, including managers potentially dealing with check-ins. However, there would still be disruption for passengers, especially at terminal five, leading to cancellations, which would be focused on routes with several daily flights.
It's yet unclear if these strikes will effect long haul flights to Orlando out of Heathrow over the busy summer period, if an agreement is not made.
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