UK. Heathrow Airport Workers Are Planning A 3 Day Strike from Nov. 18
Ground personnel at London Heathrow Airport are planning a three-day strike beginning November 18th. It is estimated that over 700 workers plan to participate in the walk-out. The strike will occur in the days leading up to the World Cup, which begins November 20th.
The staff that plan to participate in the strike include ground handlers, airside transport, and cargo workers employed by third-party companies Menzies and Dnata.
The workers union, Unite, stated that the strikes would cause significant disruptions in flight schedules at terminals 2, 3, and 4. It noted that Qatar Airways would be particularly affected by the strike as it will be operating 10 flights a week to LHR during the World Cup.
Unite noted that several other airlines will also be affected, including Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, and Cathay Pacific.
Travelers flying to or from LHR are advised to confirm the status of their flights and anticipate continuing flight disruptions (e.g. delays and cancelations).