Heathrow airport strikes to affect thousands of passengers: Here are the strike dates

04:35 PM | 10 Jun, 2023
Heathrow airport strikes to affect thousands of passengers: Here are the strike dates

LONDON - One of the famous airports of the United Kingdom, Heathrow Airport is set to witness a series of strikes by security guards, thus affecting thousands of passengers in days to come.

The strikes have been planned throughout the summer and as many as 2000 security guards will walk out for 31 days as part of the strike. 

The protesting security guards are members of the Unite union whose general secretary Sharon Graham said the union was putting Heathrow on notice that strike action at the airport will continue until it makes a fair pay offer to its workers.

'Make no mistake, our members will receive the union's unflinching support in this dispute,' he warned.

What could exacerbate the situation for thousands of travelers is the fact that for the first time, security officers working at Terminal 3 of Heathrow Airport will join their colleagues from Terminal 5, as well as campus security, who have already taken industrial action. 

As far as the dates are concerned, the strike would be observed on June 24, 25, 28, 29, and 30.  Moreover, strikes will also affect flights from Heathrow on July 14-16, 21-24, 28-31, as well as August 4-7, 11-14, 18-20 and 24-27. 

The summer strikes at Heathrow will coincide with the beginning of the school holidays and the August bank holiday, implying that those who plan to utilize the holidays might have to alter their plans if a deal is not made.  

There are multiple airlines that are set to be affected by the strikes. British Airways faces the brunt of strikes as Heathrow is the airline's flagship airport; however, because these strikes will affect Terminals 3 and 5, a number of other airlines could also be affected. 

As far as major carriers that use Terminal 3 are concerned, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Iberia, and Qantas are amongst the ones to be affected. 

While the workers seem resilient, a Heathrow spokesperson said that they will do everything they can to minimize strike disruption, criticizing Unite for taking 'unnecessary strikes on some of our busiest days'.

'The simple fact remains that the majority of colleagues do not support Unite’s strikes. There is a two-year inflation-beating pay rise ready for colleagues if only Unite would allow them to have a say. We will continue talks with Unite about resolving this issue,' the spokesperson said.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 30, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 30, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 30, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 30 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450


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