Heathrow Security guards to strike for 10 days over Easter in Britain, demanding increase in salary
Security guards at London's Heathrow Airport will not go to work for 10 days during the Easter break. The airport said in a statement that the strike action would not improve it in any way.
Security guards at London's Heathrow Airport will not go to work for 10 days during the Easter break. All the employees will be on strike for the demand of salary hikes. Union Unite said on Friday that more than 1,400 security guards working at Heathrow Airport, one of Europe's busiest airports, are demanding higher wages and will strike from March 31 to April 9.
Passengers will have to face difficulties
Unite said those on strike would also include guards working at Terminal 5 of the airport. This terminal is exclusively used by British Airways. Strike personnel check all cargo entering the airport. It is known that this strike will take place during the two-week school holidays in Britain during Easter. During this time many people travel in Britain, due to which they may have to face difficulties.
Heathrow offers 10 per cent pay rise
The union said in a statement that the airport workers are being forced to do this. Due to the ongoing inflation in Britain, the employees are not able to meet their needs with the salary they are currently getting. However, Heathrow has offered a 10 per cent pay rise to all staff. The union has said that this is not enough due to rising inflation.
Demand for salary hike
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said all workers at Heathrow Airport are poor, while chief executives and senior managers are paid handsomely. They have demanded an increase in the salaries of the striking workers. However, the airport said in a statement that the strike action would not improve it in any way.