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Tuesday’s Heathrow strike called off but more action planned


Flights will slowly return to normal at the airport

A planned strike by thousands of workers at Heathrow tomorrow will not go ahead after the Unite Union and the airport management reached a deal over workers’ pay.

Strike action that was due to take place today and tomorrow is off but a walkout on 23 and 24 August is still scheduled to go ahead.

Meantime, an improved pay offer will now be presented to Unite’s members while airlines attempt to get flights back on schedule.

Some airlines had already cancelled Tuesday’s flights and Heathrow has advised passengers to check whether those services will now go ahead.

A spokesman for Heathrow said: “We regret that passengers have been inconvenienced by this and urge them to contact their airline for up to date information on the status of their service.”

Some 4,000 workers had threatened to walkout over a pay deal which Heathrow said is worth 7.3% over two-and-a-half years.

New routes

Wizz Air will begin operations from Edinburgh this December, connecting the city to Romania and increasing options to Poland and Hungary.

The low-cost operator will launch four routes to Warsaw and Gdansk in Poland, Budapest in Hungary, and Bucharest in Romania.

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