Up until now, I have been publishing on a daily basis with updates of what is happening in the never-ending saga of threatened strike action. Rather than sending out extra updates as things change, I am creating this page that I will update throughout the day with any breaking news. I will add the link to the daily emails and articles so that you can find it easily.
You can see here when the article was last updated:
Latest update at: 09.00 on 15 August 2019
Heathrow staff and fire services
Potential strike dates:
The workers potentially taking action include security guards, engineers, passenger service operatives and passenger service drivers. With numbers in this region, it could potentially shut down the airport.
Over 90 firefighters and fire and rescue staff at Heathrow Airport have also voted for strike action in a dispute over pay. The vote saw fire and rescue workers back strike action by 97.6 per cent on a turnout of 90.2 per cent.
UPDATE 14 AUGUST: Strike suspended
The strikes planned by Heathrow Airport workers have been suspended whilst workers vote for a new pay offer. The ballot closes on 2 September so no action could take place before 16 September.
British Airways Pilots
Potential strike dates:
The majority of BA pilots are represented by the pilots union BALPA. Recently a ballot was held where 93% of BA pilots voted in favour of industrial action with a 90% turnout. The dispute is over pay.
Talks have been continuing at ACAS and now BA have put forward their final offer for BALPA to consider. As yet a ballot has not been announced to vote on the deal.
Other British Airways staff
The threat of strike action by other unions such as ground staff and cabin crew has dissipated with most of the unions recommending acceptance for the latest pay deal. On Tuesday 30 July Cabin crew formally accepted the pay offer with their ballot being in favour of the deal.
The only group that has not is Mixed Fleet crew members of Unite, who operate short and long haul flights from Heathrow.
Unite union have balloted 100 members working for ICTS as security staff as well as those working for ISS, who help with cleaning services and moving luggage. The impact should be minimal given the numbers of staff involved. Security could be a bit slower than usual.
Update: All strikes have been suspended whilst workers vote on a new deal.