Monday, July 15, 2024

Government must protect industry from ‘total collapse’, says GMB

GMB Union says the Government must step in to protect the aviation industry from ‘total collapse’ amid rumours of a full UK border shutdown. This morning cabinet minister George Eustice said the Government  has considered the possibility of closing the borders to travellers to prevent new strains of covid being spread in the UK. Aviation workers […]

‘Relief’ as BA workers are furloughed

GMB Union has described British Airways’ decision to furlough 30,000 of their employees as a ‘relief.’ Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer has made the following statement: “GMB members working for BA are relieved to finally be nearing some sort of certainty after what has been an extremely worrying time. GMB was at the forefront of campaigning for […]

GMB: Stop sackings at airports

GMB London, the union for airport workers, is calling for urgent action from governments to stop aviation employers and their insurance companies from deeming the current crisis in the air passenger industry as arising from “an act of God” that enables them to trigger clauses providing for the forced ending of employment contracts. GMB has stated […]

GMB hails Hermes £1 million pledge to help couriers in Coronavirus self-isolation

GMB, the union for lifestyle couriers, has hailed Hermes for pledging £1 million to support self-employed workers if they need to isolate themselves because of coronavirus. Hermes have said that they will find someone to deliver on behalf of the sick worker and will keep workers’ rounds open for when they return off sick leave. […]

Cabinet approves Heathrow runway, MPs to vote within weeks

A third runway at Heathrow Airport has been approved by the Cabinet, ready for a vote in parliament in the coming weeks. Speaking to members of parliament in the House of Commons, transport secretary Chris Grayling stressed the importance of expanding Heathrow, highlighting its significance to the national economy. Addressing MPs, Grayling said that the […]