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Corona strikes Heathrow and forces employees to cut salaries

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Heathrow Airport Thousands of employees reported this week in a message that “dismissal and re-employment may be the last step” for anyone who does not agree to a 15% salary cut.

“We are looking forward to everyone doing their part and not expecting anyone not to respond, other than those who will leave us after a very short period of time due to their dismissal,” said Paula Stannett, chief airport officer, in her note.

The letter added: “There will be consequences if colleagues do not agree to the revised terms, because that would mean that we have to make additional job cuts. It will also have consequences for colleagues who do not wish to participate in it.”

The memo sent by management is gone the airport For employees even further, by saying that “the suggestion is that colleagues who do not wish to reduce wages must apply for leave followed by the dismissal decision.”

“If colleagues continue to refuse to agree to the decision, dismissal and re-employment may be the last step, and this is what I am keen to avoid, although I can confirm that it is a legally available option for the company to make,” the letter added.

Heathrow, which is one of the busiest airports in the world, has imposed a 10% reduction in union employee wages, and is also planning to fire nearly a quarter of its senior managers from those redundant jobs.

Heathrow recorded a drop in passenger traffic in February of approximately 5%, with a sharp drop recorded in March whose rate will be revealed later. Regional airports are also facing a financial meltdown as a result of the emerging Corona virus, while a number of airlines are in talks about a bailout by the British Treasury.

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Sky News learned that the Director of Human Resources at Heathrow Airport Thousands of employees reported this week in a message that “dismissal and re-employment may be the last step” for anyone who does not agree to a 15% salary cut.

“We are looking forward to everyone doing their part and not expecting anyone not to respond, other than those who will leave us after a very short period of time due to their dismissal,” said Paula Stannett, chief airport officer, in her note.

The letter added: “There will be consequences if colleagues do not agree to the revised terms, because that would mean that we have to make additional job cuts. It will also have consequences for colleagues who do not wish to participate in it.”

The memo sent by management is gone the airport For employees even further, by saying that “the suggestion is that colleagues who do not wish to reduce wages must apply for leave followed by the dismissal decision.”

“If colleagues continue to refuse to agree to the decision, dismissal and re-employment may be the last step, and this is what I am keen to avoid, although I can confirm that it is a legally available option for the company to make,” the letter added.

Heathrow, which is one of the busiest airports in the world, has imposed a 10% reduction in union employee wages, and is also planning to fire nearly a quarter of its senior managers from those redundant jobs.

Heathrow recorded a drop in passenger traffic in February of approximately 5%, with a sharp drop recorded in March whose rate will be revealed later. Regional airports are also facing a financial meltdown as a result of the emerging Corona virus, while a number of airlines are in talks about a bailout by the British Treasury.

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