• Short Summary

    Twice in twenty-fours, firemen at London's Heathrow Airport today (Monday) closed one of the world's busiest airports - no fire service, no flights.

  • Description

    Twice in twenty-fours, firemen at London's Heathrow Airport today (Monday) closed one of the world's busiest airports - no fire service, no flights.

    The dispute that has brought the closure is over increased shift pay for the airport's 85 firemen. They originally threatened to strike last Friday (February 27) - but minutes before they were to come out, a bomb scare aboard an Aer Lingus Boeing 737 sent them hurrying back to their posts and the strike decision was postponed until today.

    This afternoon they were out for one hour and several flights were delayed. Tonight, supervisors kept the fire services running until midnight - then all stopped until 8 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday).

    It is the first time in Heathrow's 24-year history that it has had to close down.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAKH84JQDST4PNZJMNJ2RO9NWA
    Media URN:
    VLVAKH84JQDST4PNZJMNJ2RO9NWA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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