Unions, chiefs in discussions

Unions-BAAUnions and management holding predicament discussion with reconciliation service on Monday in an effort to avert a walkout that might close down six British airports on a crucial holiday weekend.

Affiliates of the Unite union including, firefighters and security staff, selected by the three to one to take charge upon the pay scale.

There are qualms that the union shall aim the three-day August 28-30 vacation weekend, which is one of the busiest epochs of the year for air journey.

Any deed might influence not only London Heathrow which is known as the world's busiest worldwide passenger airport but also London Stansted and Southampton in England, Glasgow and Aberdeen in Scotland, and Edinburgh.

Unite and the airports' vendor operators BAA established a provocation from pacification service Acas to squat down for discussion, while union officials are expected to convene shop stewards afterward Monday to argue regarding the strike tactics. However no walkout dates have yet been declared.

The union, whose affiliates decided to a pay congeal preceding year, has portrayed BAA's pay proffer of up to 1.5 percent as derisory.