Contingency plans are in place as London’s Heathrow Airport prepares for a strike tomorrow (Sept. 12).
Extra staff are being put in place at Heathrow to cope with a 24-hour ground handlers strike. Reports say the airport is also bringing in extra “passenger ambassadors” to help minimize disruptions or confusion for passengers.
Despite this, officials at Heathrow are urging passengers to allow extra time for travel through the airport and has advised travellers to check with their airlines if they have any concerns.
The strike action was called after talks broke down between Unite and ASIG management earlier this week. Unite represents more than 500 of the ground handlers at the three Heathrow terminals.