GMB WIN: workers protected as Heathrow T3 open for ‘red list’ only

21 May 2021
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GMB the union for aviation workers, has praised Heathrow Airport for ‘doing the right thing’ and provided a dedicated terminal for arrivals from ‘red list’ countries.

The move comes after the union publicly called for the move yesterday, after workers claimed that the situation went 'ballistic’ as soon as the UK opened its borders to India. 

The union is seeking assurances from the UK government that they have a plan in place should the number of red list countries rise further, with the recent explosion of cases of the Indian variant of covid. 

Nadine Houghton GMB’s national aviation officer said:  

“Only yesterday the GMB released a statement on the risk at Heathrow as red list passengers mixed with amber and green list travellers.  

“Today Heathrow has done the right thing and provided a dedicated arrivals area at T3 for red list travellers. 

“Ministers still need to explain how infrastructure will cope if more countries are added to the red list and we will be seeking assurances from the Government on this.” 

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