Security staff at UK’s Heathrow Airport vote for 10-day strike

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    Security guards at London’s Heathrow airport have voted to go on strike for 10 days on Friday, union Unite said.

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    The strike, which involves more than 1,400 staff members, will begin on March 31 and end on Easter Sunday, April 9, the union said.

    Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham said, “Airport workers are the cornerstone of any airport’s success, and they deserve a fair wage increase.”

    The union said the airport’s offer of a 10% wage increase could not make up for years of salary freezes and cuts.

    In a statement, Heathrow said it had a contingency plan in place to keep the airport running.

    A Heathrow spokesman said “people threatening to ruin their hard-earned vacation with a strike does not improve the deal”, adding that Unite should return to the negotiating table rather than strike.

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