Birmingham Airport strike suspended following last minute talks

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Around 100 security staff and terminal technicians were due to begin a continuous strike starting from tomorrow (Tuesday, July 18)

Unite the Union has announced that strike action by over 150 Birmingham Airport security officers and terminal technicians has been suspended following an improved pay offer by their employer Birmingham Airport Limited (HAL).

All-out indefinite strike action, which was due to begin tomorrow (Tuesday, July 18), has been suspended. The union said that was “an act of goodwill” to allow Unite’s members to be balloted on the new offer.

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Unite regional officer Sulinder Singh said: “Unite’s members have agreed to suspend strike action while they are balloted on the new offer. We will be making no further comment until the result of the ballot is announced.”

The union added: “If the offer is rejected, then indefinite strike action will begin on Tuesday 1 August.” Birmingham Airport issued fresh advice to passengers amid the strike action yesterday.

In response to the strike action being suspended today a spokesperson for BHX said: “We are pleased to confirm strike action, which had been due to start tomorrow (0001, 18 July), has been suspended until 1 August. This follows fresh discussions today with Unite the Union. In the meantime, the union is consulting its members on a revised proposal, which we very much hope is accepted, so we can get on with serving our customers.”

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