Pre-Christmas travelers using Heathrow airport later this month face disruption after baggage handlers voted to strike from December 16, reports BBC News.
The 72-hour strike action will affect flights operated by 10 major airlines from Heathrow Terminals 2, 3 and 4.
The dispute centers around a pay offer made to cargo workers but which has not been extended to baggage handlers. The Unite union said ground-handling workers at Menzies Aviation have not received a "fair" pay offer.
"Menzies has made a fair pay offer to one group of its workers but isn't prepared to make a similar offer to its ground handlers," said Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.
Miguel Gomez Sjunnesson, executive vice president Europe at Menzies Aviation said the company remains committed to seeking a resolution will meet with the unions December 6.
Airlines that are likely to be affected by the three-day strike are Air Canada, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Air Portugal, Austrian Airlines, Qantas, Egypt Air, Aer Lingus and Finnair.
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