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    British Airways workers at Heathrow call off strike, vote to accept new pay deal

    CNA – Hundreds of British Airways workers at London’s Heathrow airport voted on Friday to call off strike action after accepting a pay offer, the GMB union said.

    “No one wanted a summer strike at Heathrow, but our members had to fight for what was right. This improved pay deal came because of their efforts,” GMB National Officer Nadine Houghton said.

    Earlier this month, British Airways’ check-in staff at Heathrow had suspended a strike after the airline agreed to improve its pay offer.

    Friday’s vote to approve that offer was backed by 75 per cent of workers, GMB said.

    The union said workers will now receive a consolidated pay rise of eight per cent a one-off bonus and the reinstatement of shift pay.

    Travellers queue at security at Heathrow Airport in London. PHOTO: AP
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