On Wednesday, August 10, 620 workers were fired by the airline caterer Gate Gourmet in a dispute provoked by the company, whose aim was to replace union members with cheap labor. In response, baggage handlers at Heathrow — members of the same union as the Gate Gourmet workers who had just lost their jobs — walked off the job in solidarity. The dispute has captured the attention of the mass media in Britain and elsewhere.
Now the workers have appealed through their union, the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), and their global labour federations (the IUF and ITF), for your help.
Please click here to send an email to the company telling them to talk to the union and to reinstate the fired workers immediately.