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Heathrow bosses ‘do not anticipate cancellations’ due to summer strikes

More than 2,000 members of the Unite union will walk out for 31 days from June 24 in a dispute over pay.

Strikes by security guards at Heathrow are unlikely to cause flight cancellations, the airport’s boss said.

More than 2,000 members of the Unite union will walk out for 31 days from June 24 in a dispute over pay.

For the first time, security officers based at Terminal 3 will join their colleagues from Terminal 5 and campus security who have already taken industrial action.

British Airways cancelled around 5% of its schedule at Heathrow during strikes over the Easter holiday period, but no flights were grounded due to walkouts last month.

Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “We have delivered excellent service to passengers, with no cancellations, over eight days of strikes on the busiest days in May, and do not anticipate cancellations as a result of strikes during the summer holiday getaway.”

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