A message from the courageous Heathrow strikers

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Please say you support our strike!!

1, 14, 17 and 18 December 2020

We are workers employed at Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) and Unite members too. Next week (1 December) we are going on strike over our employer’s decision to tear up our contracts and slash our pay by up to 25% permanently.

We work in engineering, baggage, fire service, campus security, landside operations, airside operations and central terminal operations. Many of us have worked for HAL for years.

The last thing we want to do is strike, especially in the middle of a global health crisis, but we have no other option.

This is a battle of David and a greedy Goliath, and we would really appreciate your support.

Unlike Heathrow’s super rich shareholders and millionaire CEO John Holland Kaye, we simply can’t afford to lose up to £8,000 a year. We have bills and mortgages to pay and families to support.

We don’t deny that these are tough times for the aviation industry. But Heathrow is shamefully using Covid as a cover to slash our pay PERMENANTLY and tear up our terms and conditions. We have offered a number of money saving options to help the airport through the crisis – all have been rejected.

So now we’re striking.


Your support matters to us – please take a minute to record a video message of solidarity with colleagues or on your own. Send your recorded message VIA WHATSAPP to London and Eastern’s digital assistant Janis on 07904 057 360. We’ll share them on the day.

Tips for recording video messages on your phone.

Keep it short and concise.
Use landscape orientation not portrait
Support/rest camera on something so it does not shake
Look up and into the camera. Speak clearly. (Try not to have the camera looking up your nose).
Practice what you want to say. Don’t read from a script, as this often means you’re looking down or to the side.
Think about your setting, what’s behind you or possibly sticking out of the top of your head.
Thinking about your lighting: don’t have bright light behind you
Breathe and relax.

We really appreciate your support,

Thank you,

Unite Heathrow reps