Doncaster Sheffield airport closure fears 'deep shock'

Posted by GMB Admin
Thursday 14 July 2022
GMB Trade Union - Doncaster Sheffield airport closure fears 'deep shock'

Ministers continue to bailout airlines but leave regional airports to struggle

Fears over the closure of Doncaster Sheffield Airport are a ‘deep shock’ to workers and the community, GMB Union has said. 

The airports owners , the Peel Group, has launched a ‘review of strategic options’, saying the airport may no longer be  commercially viable. 

Sarah Barnes, GMB Organiser, said: 

“This news will be a deep shock to many of our members at Doncaster Sheffield Airport where GMB has sole recognition. 

“In the middle of a cost-of-living crisis the last thing our members and neighbouring communities need is uncertainty about their jobs and futures. 

“During the pandemic we met with the Government to secure an economic package for aviation which would save regional airports. 

“Ministers continue to bailout airlines like BA - who’ve slashed workers’ pay using fire and rehire - but leave regional airports to struggle.” 

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