Heathrow: Don’t cut our pay! – A video by the ITF-affiliated Unite union

October 9, 2020

Last month Heathrow Airports Ltd (HAL) issued a section 188 notice beginning a process which could result in over 4,000 workers directly employed by the airport being fired and then rehired on vastly inferior contracts.

The workers, including security officers, engineers and fire-fighters, face losing over £8,000 per annum and up to 24 per cent of their incomes. Many workers fear that they will be forced to sell their homes and cars or move to cheaper areas.

This video produced by the ITF-affiliated Unite union uses testimony from workers who for fear of reprisals have asked for their voices to be disguised.

HAL, which boasted that it had the resources to make it through the pandemic and whose chief executive was paid £2.6 million in pay and pensions last year, says that the cuts to the wages of workers will be of a permanent rather than a temporary nature.

Unite has put forward its own proposals of how money can be saved at the airport without swingeing permanent cuts to workers’ pay.

Please share this video with your friends, family and fellow union members.

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