Unite, the country’s largest union representing airport workers, said it would be engaging ‘constructively’ and ‘positively’ in talks convened by the conciliation service Acas aimed at resolving a pay dispute and averting strike action by over 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport.

Tomorrow’s (Thursday 18 July) talks between Unite and Heathrow Airport follows last week’s announcement that security guards, engineers, passenger service operatives and passenger service drivers, are set to take strike action on Friday 26 July and Saturday 27 July, Monday 5 August and Tuesday 6 August, and Friday 23 August and Saturday 24 August.

Commenting Unite regional coordinating officer Wayne King said: “Unite will be engaging positively and constructively in Acas talks. Strike action is always a last resort for our members. We hope that through these talks we can secure a pay deal which better reflects the important contribution our members make to the smooth and safe running of the UK’s busiest airport.”


For more information please contact Alex Flynn Unite head of media and campaigns on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869 alex.flynn@unitetheunion.org

Notes to editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.