Industrial action will most likely disrupt air, rail and postal service over the Christmas holidays.

At 18 U.K. airports, 1,500 check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew are planning a 48-hour strike from December 23. All staff involved work for Swissport and are members of the Unite union.

Up to 4,500 British Airways cabin crew members based at Heathrow plan to strike on December 25 and 26.

Virgin Atlantic pilots will take industrial action and work “strictly to contract” from December 23.

Postal workers will strike for five days from December 19.

Southern Railway conductors are scheduled to hold a two-day strike from Monday, December 26, and over the New Year. A five-day train drivers' strike is scheduled from January 9 over the removal of guards from trains.

Advice For Travellers

Talks are ongoing and could avert strike action with little notice. Some strikes will have little impact on travellers. British Airways has stated that during the Mixed Fleet cabin crew strike at Heathrow, no flights will be cancelled. Check your schedules or check with your tour operator to determine if your plans are affected.

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