Planned Ground Workers Strike At Heathrow Airport.

Passengers flying into, or out of, London Heathrow Airport (Terminals 1, 2 and 3) may experience delays this Friday, 12th September, because of a planned ground workers strike by members of the Unite Union.

Talks between Unite, the country’s largest union, which represents more than 500 ground handlers, and the management of ASIG broke down on Monday of this week over the delayed 2013 pay award, which should have been implemented 14 months ago. ASIG is a subsidiary of BBA, the largest ground handler at Heathrow.

The strike will run from 00.01 on Friday for 24 hours and the airlines affected will be at Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Ground handling staff cover such duties as check-in and baggage handling.