The latest update in the Christmas strikes at Heathrow is that the baggage workers will no longer strike and should be accepting a pay deal.
While the British Airways cabin crew strike is still scheduled, the airline is suggesting that flight will not be affected. This may be because the striking fleet only represent a small [...]
19th December update – British Airways are stating ‘We are planning to run a full schedule on Christmas Day and Boxing Day despite the threatened industrial action.’
There’s a few different strikes at Heathrow this December, here’s a summary.
Will you be affected?
Strike action will have mixed effects, the best way to check if you will be effected [...]
Strikes over pay could begin on 21st December.
We will add more details as we get them.
BBC coverage is here
Some flights from Heathrow may be cancelled tomorrow when a strike by French air traffic services means flights to or over France will face disruption.
Please check with your airline for details on the status of your flight.
It’s not clear what flights will be affected in the strike, which will run from Feb 18th to Feb 22nd. The strike is over 3,807 job cuts which are being made in a restructuring effort to cut losses at the airline.
Immigration workers are London Heathrow Airport are threatening to strike on Thursday, as part of a wider strike by public sector workers. The strike is to protest a plan by the UK government to increase retirement age of arresting officers.
The level of participation in the strike may be low, however, and also there is still [...]
The UK Border Agency, who staff the customs and immigration posts at London Heathrow airport, have begun a strike due to last for 24 hours. The exact timings of the strike are not clear, however some staf began a strike at 6pm today, and striking staff can be expected to be away until some point [...]
On 26th June 2011, the staff of Heathrow Express will strike for 24 hours, potentially disrupting the plans of holiday makers.
The Heathrow Express is a popular route to London Heathrow from London’s Paddington Station, and runs every 15 minutes.
NB strike was cancelled
In a vote to strike, 97% of Virgin Atlantic’s Pilots voted for the strike action, which is over their level of pay which pilots say has not risen since 2008.
Already having been offered a 4% pay rise in 2011 followed by 3% in 2012, pilots rejected this, and while they have voted to strike no [...]
In a new vote, British Airways cabin crew have again voted to strike.
There was a reported 75% turnout in the vote, which saw a 78% majority vote to strike.
The union will be required to give 7 days notice of strike dates. The strike was voted for as a protest against the removal of discounted travel [...]
After nearly 50 hours of talks between the Unite Union leaders and British Airways, a new proposal is thought to have been issued which BA cabin crew will vote on, possibly next week.
The deal is likely to include reinstatement of travel concessions, which provide staff with huge discounts on tickets. These concessions were removed by [...]
BAA and Unite have been in long negotiations today, and the potential strike at BAA operated airports in August have been called off.
For 9 hours the talks took place, and whilst no details are available, it appears BAA have made an offer which Unite consider good enough to call off the Strike.
This doesn’t not mean [...]
UPDATE – STRIKE CALLED OFF
On Monday 16th August, the Unite union will meet to plane strike dates.
The union must give a weeks notice prior to strikes, meaning 23rd August is the first possible strike date.
The Bank holiday weekend 28,29,30th August is one potential date range the union may pick to try and increase disrupton.
The last [...]
Staff at BAA, the company which runs Heathrow Airport, have voted 3 to 1 in favour of a strike, over pay.
BAA airports, which include Heathrow as well as Southampton, Edinburgh, Stansted, Glasgow and Aberdeen will have to close should strike action go ahead. The union will be required to give 1 week notice of a [...]
A survey of 1,000 consumers has shown that in light of the 3 day strike just gone, a huge 19% had an enhanced view of the airline.
I believe the way in which British Airways has handled the strike is phenonenal. They’ve been brave and not caved in to the delusional demands of the union. They’ve [...]
The second of two strikes by British Airways Cabin Crew is due to happen on the 27,28,29 and 30 March.
British Airways have posted their strike information – please check your flight.
Having stuggled through the first 3 day strike, which is reported to cost BA over £7 million a day, British Airways were able to re-instate [...]
British Airways cabin crew have said they will go on strike for three days from 20 March and for four days from 27 March.
British Airways were “very dissapointed” with the decision, but must be fairly please that the strikes will not affect the easte rush. The Union added that there may be strike action again [...]
British Airways have begun plans aimed at keeping ‘as many planes in the air as possible
With cabin crew likely to walk-out around Easter, BA have offered ground staff the opportunity to train as cabin-crew and fill the gap left by strikers.
Some sources also claim that some pilots are volunteering to work in the cabin for [...]