Commenting on the decision by Unite workers to call a series of strikes at seven BAA airports in January David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“This series of strikes will cost the country millions of pounds at a time when the UK economy needs everyone pulling together to stave off an economic downturn in 2008.

“The reputation of our airports in the eyes of international travellers will be further diminished when travellers get to the UK and are met by chaos.  Unite must consider the long term implications of this decision to strike.”