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Baggage staff at Heathrow call off strike

A planned strike by baggage handlers and check-in staff at Heathrow Airport has been suspended after a new pay offer. (Owen Humphreys/PA)
A planned strike by baggage handlers and check-in staff at Heathrow Airport has been suspended after a new pay offer. (Owen Humphreys/PA)

By Alan Jones

A planned strike by baggage handlers and check-in staff at Heathrow Airport has been suspended after a new pay offer.

Members of Unite employed by GH London (formerly Azzurra) were due to walk out today after previously voting overwhelmingly for strike action.

The union said 300 of its members at Heathrow's Terminals 2 and 4 will vote next week on the new offer.

Regional officer Kevin Hall confirmed the news.

He said: "Following a new offer from the company, our members will be balloted on the deal next week.

"The details of the offer will not be revealed until our members have a chance to vote on it.

"As a result, the strike action planned has been suspended and our members will be working normally."

In a separate dispute at Luton airport, 120 members of Unite employed by GH London accepted a new pay offer, calling off a planned strike today.

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