Heathrow Express strike tomorrow

More than seventy RMT members are set to go on strike at Heathrow Express on Thursday, after rejecting a pay offer by a margin of 12 to 1.

Submitted by libcom on September 20, 2006

The workers will will not book on for shifts that commence between a minute after midnight and 23:59 on Thursday. Similar action is also scheduled for the following Monday, September 25th.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today:

"The problem remains that Heathrow Express is still expecting our members to pay for a shorter working week with shorter breaks and a squeeze on other conditions.

"They have also been angered by the company's attempt to to dress up the non-consolidated lump sum they are offering instead of the back-pay we are entitled to as some sort of concession, and that will not wash."