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Heathrow Airport Strike

July 16th, 2019

Heathrow Airport will be going on strike. In a row over pay, trade union ‘Unite the union’ announced last week that 4000 workers are set to walk out on a string of dates during the airports busiest time. This includes security guards, engineers, passenger service operatives and passenger service drivers. The dates affected by the strikes are: Friday July 26, Saturday July 27, Monday August 5, Tuesday August 6, Friday August 23 and Saturday August 24. According to the union, the walkout "could potentially shut down the airport", however Heathrow insists they are determined to "minimize disruption" by implementing contingency plans that will ensure the airport remains open and operating safely throughout any coordinated actions. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. For plans that do offer coverage for organized labor strikes, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after July 12, 2019. Please contact APRIL with questions.

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