Heathrow Express Workers Plan 48-Hour Strike

By Paul Riegler on 22 April 2014
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Boarding the Heathrow Express at Paddington Station

Boarding the Heathrow Express at Paddington Station

Rail workers who operate the Heathrow Express service will go on strike, the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union said.

Members of the union plan to walk off the job at 3:00 a.m. on April 29 for 48 hours.  The strike is to protest a workforce reorganization that the union says could imperil over 200 jobs.  Heathrow Express says that the changes are necessary to “improve customer service, improve safety and protect existing jobs and the long-term future of the company.”

The company says it will continue to operate the service during the strike in a statement on its website.

The strike is scheduled to take place eight hours after London Underground workers are expected to start the first of several job actions over issues including pay, pensions, and jobs.

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