Strike action due to be taken by members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, employed by Aviation Fuel Services (AFS) at Heathrow Airport due to begin tomorrow (Thursday 21 July) has been suspended.

Following negotiations held at the conciliation service ACAS today (Wednesday 20 July) a sustainably improved offer was made and as a consequence Unite suspended the strike action to allow its members to ballot on the new offer.

Unite regional officer Kevin Hall said: “Unite has consistently said that AFS was capable of making an offer more likely to meet members’ expectations. Following the assistance of Acas an improved offer was made.

 “Members will now be given the time to consider and vote on the new offer.”


Notes to editors

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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.