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Nearly 800 Heathrow workers to strike in May, union says

Terminal 2 The Queen's Terminal at Heathrow Airport

(Reuters) - Nearly 800 workers at Heathrow Airport will strike next month after the company laid out plans to outsource hundreds of roles in an effort to cut costs, a British labour union said on Tuesday.

The workers will strike from May 7 to May 13, Unite said in a statement, adding that the country's busiest airport did not enter into negotiations with the union about alternatives to outsource the workforce.

"There are no job losses as a result of these changes, and we continue to discuss with Unite the implementation of these changes for the small number of colleagues impacted," a spokesperson for Heathrow said.

"To confirm, we have robust contingency plans in place for each of these individual areas and anticipate no impact on passenger journey," the spokesperson added.

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Heathrow said the reorganisation would bring all passenger-facing security in-house, while transferring small trolly operations and passenger logistics teams to its third party suppliers already working at the airport.

(Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)