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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.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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