A strike due to start at Heathrow Airport on Monday has been suspended so that further talks can take place to resolve a pay dispute.
Thousands of members of the Unite union were due to walk out from one-minute past midnight for 48 hours.
Talks between the two sides have been going on throughout the weekend under the chairmanship of the conciliation service Acas.
HEATHROW LATEST: Tomorrow’s (Monday 5 Aug) strike SUSPENDED to allow for further talks at Acas. Unite Statement 👇 pic.twitter.com/K3N25JLKBw
— Unite the union (@unitetheunion) August 4, 2019
In a statement on Sunday evening, Unite said a planned strike due to start on Tuesday was still scheduled to go ahead but it hoped talks on Monday would avert it.
Heathrow has already cancelled around 177 flights for Monday and Tuesday, causing disruption to passengers.
But the scale of disruption would have been worse if Monday’s strike had gone ahead.
Passengers are being urged to check with their airline for the latest news on flights.
Via Sky News