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United Airlines Staff at Heathrow to Vote on Strike Over Pay

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Passenger aircraft operated by United Airlines Holdings Inc., at London Heathrow Airport.
Passenger aircraft operated by United Airlines Holdings Inc., at London Heathrow Airport.Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
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United Airlines Holdings Inc. faces potential disruption in one of its most lucrative overseas markets as 300 workers at London’s Heathrow airport begin voting in a strike ballot over pay.

The poll of staff employed in operations, customer services and baggage handling will run until Oct. 11, the Unite union said in a statement Wednesday.