Strikes scheduled by airport workers in January have been scrapped, bringing relief to 1.3 million travellers.
The strikes were planned for January 14 and 17, for 24 and 48 hours respectively. The strikes would have crippled Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and brought knock-on effects of delays and cancellations for the days either side of the strike as aircraft and crew were realigned.
The decision to scrap the strikes follows agreement between airport workers and BAA management in a dispute over a final salary pension scheme.
Source The Times