Birmingham Airport shares update on strikes that will affect holidaymakers

Around 100 security officers and terminal technicians employed by Birmingham Airport will be starting an all out continuous strike action from July 18 - here is BHX’s latest update on the strike
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Birmingham Airport (BHX) shared some new information regarding the upcoming strikes by staff over pay. The new update is likely to affect holidaymakers hoping to travel starting next week.

Around 100 security officers and terminal technicians employed by Birmingham Airport will be starting an all out continuous strike action from July 18.

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Unite the Union said the Birmingham Airport workers are striking after facing two years of substantial pay cuts. The industrial action is expected to cause serious security delays for passengers at Birmingham Airport, where substantial redevelopment work is underway until 2024 to improve screening for flights.

Previously, Birmingham Airport said that the union has used the wrong measure of inflation. It also accused the union of breaching the terms of their bargaining agreement. The airport had reassured passengers that their travel plans will not be seriously affected by the strikes.

On Sunday (July 16), BHX said a “small number of colleagues” at Birmingham Airport are planning to strike from 00:01 Tuesday (July 18). They added: “Airport colleagues are here to help.”

Here is the advice they issued:

  • Only take essential items onboard the aircraft
  • Check in all hand luggage (free of charge with most airlines)
  • Do not carry any liquids, other than medication and baby food
  • Ensure you are prepared for security checks, empty all pockets, and remove belts and jackets
  • Where needed, a bag will be provided for you to take essential items through security.

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