72-hour action was due to begin tomorrow morning. New pay offer to be considered by Unite members this evening


Unite has called off a strike planned to begin tomorrow by staff working for Swissport Cargo Services at Heathrow airport.

Officials say the three-day strike was suspended after the company dropped its refusal to negotiate a pay claim for 2010/11.

Members are due to consider a pay offer by the company at a mass meeting this evening.

Unite’s 275 members at Swissport were set to strike from 6.30am tomorrow until Saturday morning, with a further 72-hour stoppage scheduled between the 4th and 7th of July.

Unite regional officer, Kevin Hall said: “Our members do a crucial job to keep cargo moving through Heathrow.

“After refusing to negotiate, Swissport has finally seen sense and recognised that it cannot continue to ignore them.”

Unite represents cargo administrators, warehouse operatives and supervisors.

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