‘Major disruption’ warning as workers vote for Heathrow strike

By Lisa James
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A planned two-day strike by workers at Heathrow threatens to disrupt flights next month.

HGV drivers at Heathrow airline catering company DO & CO are taking action over pay and employment conditions 

The union Unite said its members voted 94% for strike action, which it warns ‘would cause major disruption to mainly BA flights, particularly long haul, as food has to be on board for pilots and cabin crew as part of their employment contracts’.

As a result, Unite has warned flights could be cancelled.  

The strike is scheduled to run from 04.00 on Friday 4 March until 23.59 on Saturday 5 March.

Unite Regional Officer Shereen Higginson said: “Strike action will cause major disruption for BA and other airlines as pilots and cabin crew are required to have food on board as part of their contracts.

“The impact would be most severe on flights of more than six hours in duration – three hours to the destination and three back to the UK. No food on board equals no flights.” 

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