House of Commons
Redundancies at Heathrow Express
EDM #531
Tabled 02 June 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House notes with concern that Heathrow Express has proposed 120 redundancies among its frontline station and on-train keyworkers, in addition to a reorganisation that abolishes the frontline mobile sales advisor and customer concierge grades and cuts many roles to part-time hours; further notes that many of the company’s workers are currently furloughed via the publicly funded Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which aims to prevent job losses and redundancies; is aware that Heathrow Express’ latest accounts show the company made an annual profit of £34 million last year; is concerned that the proposals to reduce frontline staffing would be detrimental to passengers, particularly the disabled and elderly; and calls on the Government to urgently intervene to protect all jobs at Heathrow Express and to take the route into public ownership.