Heathrow walkout cancelled, but Ryanair strikes possible – here's everything you need to know

The summer is peak season for UK airports
Airlines including BA and Ryanair are bracing for strikes Credit: getty

It's business as usual at Heathrow Airport – the strikes scheduled for August 23 and 24 have been postponed. But Ryanair pilots have announced fresh action. 

Heathrow Airport workers – including security officers, engineers, drivers and firefighters – were due to strike for 48 hours, in response to an ongoing dispute over fair pay rises and wage disparities.

However, industrial action has been postponed to allow talks between Heathrow and the Unite union to continue. 

If the dispute is not resolved, further Unite strikes could yet take place – but it isn't the only union to be considering industrial action this summer. 

See below for advice on what to do if your travel plans are affected.

Disruption is possible Credit: getty


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