Security guards at Heathrow Airport are planning to strike for 10 days over Easter in a dispute over pay and working conditions.
The Unite union said the strike is due to start on Thursday 18th April and will involve over 500 security guards employed at the airport by global outsourcing firm Mitie.
The union said the security guards are seeking improved terms and conditions, including a minimum hourly rate of £10.20, a pension and sick pay, and a reduction in the amount of unpaid working time.
Mitie said it was disappointed by the strike and has urged the union to reconsider. The company said it has offered a “generous” pay rise but that it would not be able to meet the union’s demands.
The strike is expected to cause disruption over the Easter holiday period, with queues and delays for those travelling through the airport.