There are planned strikes for Heathrow throughout December due to the fact that Heathrow want to “sack” 4000 people and then rehire them at a greatly reduced rate. That is naughty and underhanded and downright out of order. After all can we say that the Directors and CEO will be on reduced wages?? I doubt it….that trough seems to get bigger snouts in it each and every time.

Members of Unite, the UK’s main aviation union, voted 85 per cent in favour of industrial action that will involve firefighters, engineers, campus security, baggage operations, operational and airside workers.

Just 1.25 million people travelled through the west London airport last month, compared with 7.06 million during October 2019

Heathrow is using the Covid 19 Pandemic as an excuse to cut the wages of what must some of the most hard working people in the aviation industry. They say its because of reduced income, but what about the years when it was booming as I do not seem to remember the staff having sky high bonuses for working all those extra hours. It seems the only ones who benefit either way are the Directors.

I don’t normally back striking but this is obscene and straight out of the Crap Firm to work for Manual 01. Do they really expect people to come back into their roles on reduced pay?

What about mortgages? Standards of living? Food on the table?

How many do they think will go “oh ok…I will just except working longer for less money”? Why don’t the Directors start first with cutting back their wages by a huge amount as lets face it the majority are overpaid for what they do to start with.

It seems that there is a continual roundabout of Directors role where the same people get on and get off, but it is always the same result. Professional Directors who seem to have no idea of what it means to struggle for a living.

We get one or two who state loudly that they are not taking their rise this year, but on the QT they have taken a bigger bonus and cashed in more shares….What a pity the workers don’t have this.

Shame on Heathrow for attempting to bully hard working people who are already stressed out. To try to force them in to outrageous demands in a pandemic shows they are not a nice firm to work for and I do hope they do not try and say they are.

I am fully backing the Unite and never thought I would hear myself saying it or writing it, but you cannot let remote Directors who secure a nice pay off in their own contracts dictate to people who go above and beyond their job role already.

It is obscene, nasty, grubby and I hope the Union win as this is the start of companies trying it on really with workers livelihoods and it is shameful….

Unite regional coordinating officer Wayne King said: 'Workers are taking strike action as a direct result of Heathrow Airport's brutal proposals to fire and rehire them on greatly reduced wages'
Unite regional coordinating officer Wayne King said: ‘Workers are taking strike action as a direct result of Heathrow Airport’s brutal proposals to fire and rehire them on greatly reduced wages’