Hillingdon Labour stands in solidarity with Heathrow workers

Heathrow Airport workers are going on strike due to the dispute over plans to fire and rehire 4000 workers on worse pay and conditions, and Hillingdon Labour Group have pledged their solidarity to those workers and Unite the Union.

Workers including security, engineers and baggage operators will take strike action which is expected to effectively close the airport, with 85% of the Heathrow Limited Airport workforce backing industrial action.

The strike starts today, with another planned on 14th December, and a further two days on 17th and 18th December.

Speaking in support of the workers, Leader of the Labour Group Peter Curling said:

“It is outrageous that a super-large business such as Heathrow Airport Limited are forcing their employees to take a pay cut of up to 25%, despite boasting they have cash reserves to survive for 15 months even if no plane lands at the airport.

“Workers should absolutely be supported to stand up for themselves in the workplace, and where employers try to water down employee pay and conditions, it is only right that strong trade unions step in. Workers at Heathrow are fighting for their livelihoods, and we stand with them in solidarity.”

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