Qatar World Cup: Heathrow airport employees demand better pay, to go on strike ahead of Qatar World Cup. Read details

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Unite has said that 700 ground-handling, airside transport, and cargo workers employed by Dnata and Menzies at Heathrow will go on strike for three days beginning November 18.

According to the union, this will cause disruption, cancellations, and delays at Heathrow terminals 2, 3, and 4. The strike will notably hurt Qatar Airways, which has added 10 flights each week during the World Cup. Other carriers that will be substantially impacted include Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, and Cathay Pacific.

Passengers returning to the US for the Thanksgiving holiday, which falls on November 24, were also expected to be disrupted. According to Unite, both firms, which are airline contractors, proposed salary cuts that were lower than the inflation rate. According to the union, Dnata gave its employees a 5% raise, while Menzies offered between 2% and 6%.

They, as well as Heathrow, have yet to respond. Kevin Hall, a Unite regional official, stated that the strike action will cause inconvenience, delays, and cancellations to flights across Heathrow, with World Cup passengers being severely affected.

He went on to say that this disagreement is solely the fault of Dnata and Menzies. They had the option to make a reasonable wage offer but decided not to.

FAQs

Where is Heathrow Airport?

Heathrow Airport, once known as London Airport and now known as London Heathrow, is a major international airport in London, England. It is the largest of Greater London’s six international airports.

Which country will host the 2022 World Cup?

It’s officially World Cup month, with the 2022 event slated for November 20 in Qatar.

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