Union members of the RMT have voted in favour to strike over pay and conditions of employment by the Heathrow Express.
The results were in favour by ‘almost nine to one’ as the express train link between Heathrow Airport and London Paddington station looks to make cuts of £6 million in the next five years through staff reorganisation.
As a result, staff are expected to strike for 48 hours from 3am on 29th April.
Speaking about the decision to strike, Mick Cash, Acting General Secretary, “RMT does not buy for a moment the case for handing out savage cuts to Heathrow Express when Heathrow is generating hand-outs to shareholders of over £600 million.
However, Heathrow Express is adamant that it will not let the strike affect operations, and has said it will continue to operate despite staff work outs.
However, Mr Cash added, “Our members have now sent the clearest possible message in this ballot that they are prepared to stand up and fight the cuts and the threat to pay, working conditions and jobs.”