Remaining BAA strikes called off

The threat of strikes at BAA aiports ended when unions accepted a deal over pensions today.

The strikes would have hit seven airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Edinburgh. It would have affected 1.3m passengers.

Unions Unite and Public and Commercial Services Union (PCSU) had called for three strikes scheduled to take place on January 7, 14 and 17-18. The first strike had already been cancelled, as reported earlier today.

Union officials said “proper consultations” over the future of the pension scheme would now take place.

Meanwhile, the first ever strike by Virgin Atlantic looks set to go ahead on Wednesday.

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