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Heathrow Express workers to strike over cuts

Issue No. 2406

RMT members at Heathrow Express were set to strike again on Wednesday of this week for 24 hours from 3am.

It is the third wave of strikes since bosses announced a multi-million pound cuts package. 

Two hundred workers are under threat of redundancy while those who remain face a ten-year pay freeze.

Bosses also want train drivers to take on the role of evacuating passengers in an emergency so they can get rid of other onboard workers.

A planned 24-hour strike last Saturday by RMT members working for Rail Gourmet on East Midlands trains was suspended for talks. The dispute is over disciplinary procedures.

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Tue 3 Jun 2014, 17:56 BST
Issue No. 2406
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