GMB Say Both Heathrow And Gatwick Need More Capacity
Both airports can benefit from further investment with operators at both committed to decent well-paying jobs says GMB.
GMB, the union for airport workers, commented on the Airport Commission report published today (1st July 2015).
Mick Rix, GMB National officer, said "More capacity is needed at both Heathrow and Gatwick and both airports can benefit from further investment with operators at both committed to decent well paying jobs.
Heathrow is currently operating at 98% capacity.
The politicians have to grasp this issue as over 76,000 people are employed directly at Heathrow, and another 38,000 local jobs rely on it. Without a third runway Heathrow would fall into decline and in a short space of time, face closure."
Contact: Mick Rix 07971 268343or Gary Pearce 07850 036952 for Heathrow or Gavin Davies Gatwick 07930 983376