Heathrow Airport passengers warned of disruption due to strike of security staff


assentor in heathrow Airports have been warned to limit baggage amid a series of strikes by security since Thursday.

travel confusion expected in the west London Approximately 1,400 people airport unite union strike May 4-6, 9-10, 25-27 – this includes kingCoronation Saturday.

Travelers are advised to check flight status with airlines and expect busy airports. The airport asked passengers to arrive two hours in advance for short-haul flights and three hours for long-haul flights.

Airports have warned that each person is limited to two pieces of hand luggage or carry-on on strike days. Handbags and laptop bags count as hand luggage.

The checked baggage allowance remains as advertised by the airline. Additional support teams assist passengers, Heathrow Airport Said.

“Although the airport will remain open, the strike may disrupt travel plans for some passengers during this period,” the airport said in a statement.

The Unite union announced Wednesday night that it would go ahead with the strike after last-minute negotiations over a wage dispute at mediation service Acas broke down.

Union Regional Coordinator Wayne King said:

“Unfortunately, they refused to seize the opportunity to make an offer that met the expectations of the members.”

May strike continues Similar measures taken by the union in March.

A Heathrow airport spokesperson said: “Passengers can be confident that they will be able to travel as normal.

“This is a critical time for the country and travel will not be disrupted by these needless strikes.

“We have initiated a contingency plan and deployed 750 additional colleagues and an entire management team to assist passengers at the terminal.

“Most of my colleagues do not support the strike. Pounds, but they are left empty-handed when Unite refuses to accept their member.Vote on the offer.

“We therefore chaired further consultations with the unions and sought the assistance of independent experts from Acas to find a solution.”

Airspace restrictions will be in place across London on Friday and Saturday as part of a “massive security operation”.

However, they are not expected to affect commercial flights, instead affecting light aircraft pilots and drone users.

This contrasts with the day of the late Queen’s funeral, when more than 100 Heathrow flights were canceled to prevent aircraft noise at Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/security-guard-strike-heathrow-unite-luggage-long-short-haul-b1078656.html Heathrow Airport passengers warned of disruption due to strike of security staff

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