Heathrow strikes: Key refuelling workers vote to strike – dates and affected airlines

The employees are staff of Aviation Gas Providers which gives fuelling companies to greater than 70 airways.

A Unite Union spokesperson stated: “Strike motion will inevitably trigger appreciable disruption throughout Heathrow however this strike is solely of AFS’s personal making.

“Even now strike motion and the ensuing disruption will be prevented if AFS returns to the negotiating desk and makes a suggestion that meets our members’ expectations.”

A Heathrow spokesperson stated: “We’re in discussions with our airline companions on what contingency plans they will implement, together with utilizing different gasoline suppliers already working on the airport.”

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Nearly 95 % of Unite members in AFS voted for strike motion with an over 90 % turnout for the vote.

Aviation Gas Providers gives fuelling companies to greater than 70 airways at Heathrow Airport and strikes may trigger important disruption.

Virgin Atlantic, American Airways, United, SAS, Air France, Emirates, Delta, KLM and Singapore Airways all use the corporate.

British Airways won’t be affected by the strike motion because it makes use of a unique refuelling firm.


Nonetheless, the flag provider is dealing with strikes amongst its personal Heathrow staff that are more likely to occur in July.

BA employees at Heathrow have voted to strike over an ongoing pay dispute which noticed staff have their pay reduce by 10 % throughout the pandemic.

Though BA has provided a one off bonus of 10 % this yr, the employees would really like the cash reinstated completely.

Nonetheless, talks are reportedly ongoing and the date for the deliberate strikes has but to be introduced.

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Passengers needs to be provided an alternate flight on their supposed day of journey if their flight is cancelled.

That is the case even when the one out there flight is on a rival airline.

Britons may obtain money compensation if their flight is cancelled with lower than two weeks discover.

Yesterday, Which? warned that one in 4 insurance coverage firms won’t cowl flights cancelled as a result of industrial motion.

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