Heathrow airport faces its own ‘summer of discontent’ after hundreds of British Airways workers today voted to go on strike in a dispute over pay that has delivered a lethal blow to the holiday hopes of millions of families.
The GMB and Unite unions have accused ‘pig-headed’ Heathrow bosses of rejecting their demands for a staggering 10% pay rise.
GMB’s National Officer Nadine Houghton, who ran as a Labour candidate in 2019, said: ‘With grim predictability, holidaymakers face massive disruption thanks to the pig-headedness of British Airways. BA have tried to offer our members crumbs from the table in the form of a 10 per cent one off bonus payment, but this doesn’t cut the mustard.
‘Our members need to be reinstated the 10 per cent they had stolen from them last year with full back pay and the 10% bonus which other colleagues have been paid. What did BA think was going to happen? It’s not too late to save the summer holidays – other BA workers have had their pay cuts reversed, do the…