London: Traffic at Heathrow Airport affected by strike


London (GB)The strike is causing disruption and delays at Heathrow Airport

Baggage handlers at Europe’s second-largest airport began walking out on Friday. The movement should last through the weekend.

A three-day strike by ground workers at London’s Heathrow Airport began on Friday. “Heathrow Airport is experiencing significant disruption” after baggage handlers employed by service provider Menzies decided to strike, a Unite statement said on Thursday.

The move will lead to disruptions and delays, which will “especially affect flights departing from Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4” and “air Canada, American Airlines, Luthansa, Swiss Air, Air Portugal, Austrian Airlines, Qantas, Egypt Air, Aer Lingus and Finnair”, the details converge. However, a Heathrow spokesman played down the impact of the walkout: “The airlines involved have already taken steps to deal with (the strike), while flight cancellations are not expected.”

Strikes, often focused on wages and working conditions, followed each other in almost all sectors in the UK, against a background of inflation of more than 11%. Christmas shopping may also be disrupted by a strike announced by security guards at the famous London luxury department store Harrods.

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