Travel changes welcome but up to 30,000 aviation jobs at risk

17 Sep 2021
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GMB, the union for Aviation workers, says today’s changes to international travel are welcome, but up to 30,000 aviation jobs are still at risk without sector specific support.  

Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer, said:  

“Today’s changes are welcome – and will ease the pressure on a sector that’s been hit harder than almost any other.  

“But they’re not enough. More than half of the UK’s 300,000 aviation workers remain on furlough.  

“Government policy is killing the industry; they need to respond. We need urgent sector specific support as we head in to Winter.  

“Without it we risk up to 30,000 lost jobs and the death of the aviation industry as we know it.” 

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