The Guardian – Airport staff vote to strike as threat of disruption widens

Airport staff vote to strike as threat of disruption widens - that's the Guardian's take on the upcoming BA strikes set to disrupt travel.

The Guardian – Airport staff vote to strike as threat of disruption widens 

The Guardian leads with threats of further disruption from airport staff, teachers and the NHS.

Heathrow airport faces disruption from strikes this summer, as hundreds of check-in and ground staff voted in favour of walkouts during the peak holiday period in a dispute with British Airways over pay.

The GMB and Unite unions balloted about 700 workers employed by BA on industrial action. About half of the workers are represented by the GMB, and 95% of those who voted said they were prepared to strike on a turnout of more than 80%. Strike dates will be confirmed in the coming days, but they are likely to be during the school holidays. The Unite ballot closes on Monday.

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