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Court ruling on Heathrow expansion 'disappointing

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27 Feb 2020
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GMB, the union for airport workers, has responded to today’s Court of Appeal ruling on the Heathrow expansion. [1]

Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said:

“GMB is disappointed by today’s court ruling.

“Heathrow expansion is a complicated issue, but we have consistently backed it because the benefits more than outweigh any risks.

“Expansion would protect the existing 80,000 jobs, create a further 114,000  - as well as 10,000 apprenticeships.

“Like everyone else, GMB members are very worried about climate change, but we would have held Heathrow Airport Ltd’s feet to the fire on their target for zero carbon by the mid-2030s.

“The Government must now come up with a proper aviation strategy for the UK – and unions must be front and centre in those discussions.”

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