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Mass Heathrow demo to call for living wage

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25 Apr 2019
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Hundreds are set to join a mass protest at Heathrow to call for airport bosses to pay all 90,000 workers a wage they can live on.

The ‘flying pickets’ demonstration, featuring live music and dancing, takes place as follows:

April 27, 2019, from 10.30am to 14.30pm 

Capital Place, 120 Bath Road, Heathrow UB3 

Following GMB’s long-running campaign, last year, Heathrow announced all contracted staff working at the airport would be paid the London Living Wage of £10.55 per hour by 2020

Plane

Now GMB is urging the airport to make sure all staff – including contractors – are paid at least the London Living Wage (Currently £10:55 per hour)

2018 was the busiest year in Heathrow's history, bringing in £3 billion revenue and 80.1m passengers

Perry Phillips, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

“GMB is demanding the London Living Wage for all Heathrow workers.

“We call on Heathrow to honour its commitments and ensure that not only directly employed staff, but also the thousands of workers in the airport's supply chain are paid a wage they can live on.

Airport

"Contractors at the airport are not signing up to Heathrow's commitment, meaning workers and their families are still suffering as a result of being paid a poverty wage.

“Heathrow is thriving, but that success is built on the back of 1000s of workers who keep the airport clean, safe and operational.

“They need to share in Heathrow’s success.”

 
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