FIFA World Cup: Expect 'delays and cancellations' at Heathrow airport as workers declare strike

Hundreds of Heathrow airport staff will strike in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup, threatening ‘delays and disruption’ for those travelling to the event. 

Up to 700 ground staff – represented by Unite union – will will go on strike for three days from 18 November. 

The workers are employed in the ground handling, airside transport and cargo side of the airport, and are striking over pay conditions. 

The Qatar world cup begins on 20 November. 

“Strike action will inevitably cause disruption, delays and cancellations to flights throughout Heathrow, with travellers to the World Cup particularly affected,” Unite regional officer Kevin Hall said.

Why are Heathrow workers considering a strike?

The workers are employed by Dnata

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