Strike disrupts Heathrow Express services

Industrial action has forced Heathrow Express to operate an amended timetable today (May 27) and tomorrow.

Heathrow Express will only operate half-hourly trains on May 27 and 28, between 8am and 8pm. Journey times will be as normal.

The walk-out by some 300 Heathrow Express members of the RMT union is over pay.

Bob Crow, the transport union’s general secretary, said Heathrow Express had “tabled a completely unacceptable pay offer”.

He said: “Despite a massive vote for action by our members it has made no attempt to negotiate or improve its position.

“We are ready to negotiate seriously to put in place a fair pay package that will take us through the Olympics period and recognises the contribution our members make to delivering a highly successful and profitable service, and we need the company to show the same commitment.”

For more information visit heathrowexpress.com, rmt.org.uk.

Report by Sara Turner


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