Hundreds British Airways (BA) workers at Heathrow Airport have voted to go on strike later this summer in an ongoing wage dispute. Unions have said the action was due to a failure to reinstate a 10 percent pay cut imposed during the peak of the pandemic.
Union members of the British airline, most of whom are check-in staff, have yet to confirm when the strikes will take place, but around 700 workers are expected to leave.
BA has said it was “extremely disappointed” with the outcome of the vote, with union members Unite and GMB both overwhelmingly in favor of strike action.
This summer could wreak havoc on holidaymakers and workers traveling abroad due to the ongoing industrial action taking place not only in the UK but across Europe.
express.co.uk has listed all of this summer’s upcoming strike action – read on to see if it could affect you.
July 1 to August 31
Gatwick will be plunged into chaos as flight departures are curtailed during the height of the summer season.
Daily flights from the busy London airport will be capped from 850 to 825 over the two-month period, which is expected to lead to 10,000 cancellations.
easyJet is expected to be the most affected airline, and a spokesperson said: “In response to these limits and to build additional resilience, easyJet is proactively consolidating a number of flights at affected airports.”