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Heathrow Express workers to strike against cuts

HEATHROW Express rail workers are to stage a new wave of industrial action next month in a row over cuts.

Members of rail union RMT will walk out for 24 hours from 3am on June 4, claiming that planned multimillion-pound spending cuts threatened pay, jobs and safety.

RMT said plans to save £6 million over the next five years would jeopardise 200 jobs.

Management has attempted to play down the impact of the two previous strikes, saying services were run on the link between Heathrow airport and London — although the Heathrow Connect service was halted.

This was strongly disputed by RMT. Acting general secretary Mick Cash said: “Despite the bogus claims from the company, the fact is that the previous two phases of strike action were solidly supported by the staff and the service was reduced down to a skeleton operated by scab managers, with limited training, while Heathrow Connect was closed entirely.”


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