A strike by fuel workers at London’s main Heathrow airport that had been due to start on Thursday has been called off. According to the BBC, Unite has received a new pay offer from the employer and is now being presented to members.
Dozens of employees at Heathrow refueling company AFS are planning a three-day strike from Thursday after rejecting an earlier offer of wages. There may be longer strikes. Among the airlines that could be affected are Virgin, United Airlines, Air France and KLM, according to the BBC.
This action could have caused major disruption at the UK’s largest airport. Like other airports in Europe, Heathrow suffers from large crowds and understaffing. This resulted in long queues of waiting passengers and mountains of baggage crammed. Heathrow reduces the number of flights and passengers during the summer period due to congestion.
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