Heathrow refuellers call off this weekend’s strike

By Lisa James
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Refuelling workers at Heathrow airport have called off their planned strike that was due to begin this weekend, after they accepted a new and improved pay and conditions offer from their employer, AFS. 

Unite members working as refuellers at Aviation Fuel Services (AFS), had been due to walkout for 72 hours on 4 May.

Unite said that, after negotiations, AFS has agreed to improve the pension and sick leave offered to new workers to bring them closer in line with existing staff. 

Reginal Officer Kevin Hall said:  “This is a good win for our members at AFS. They do a dangerous, dirty and skilled job and just wanted decent terms from their employer. Their determination is what led to this victory and shows the power of a union.” 

AFS said: “We are pleased to confirm that the planned industrial action involving AFS from May 4–7 has now been cancelled and normal service will go ahead.”

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