Holidaymakers jetting off on summer breaks could be hit by strike action planned at London’s Heathrow airport.

More than 4,000 workers at the airport – including customer service, engineering and security staff – have voted to strike over pay.

Staff will walk out on 26 July, 27 July, 5 August, 6 August, 23 August and 24 August, which the Unite union said could create “summer travel chaos”.

Heathrow says it has contingency plans to remain open and operate safely.

Unite said members had voted in eight ballots to support action after an 18-month pay rise offer averaging 2.7% was rejected.

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The union’s Unite regional co-ordinating officer, Wayne King, said: “There is deepening anger over pay among workers

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