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London City Airport facing legal action over furlough pay grab

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 26, 2020
Unite, the UK’s leading union, has warned London City airport that it will take legal action on behalf of its members unless the company keeps its promises regarding workers’ pay.
London City Airport
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At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic London City Airport temporarily closed its doors and the vast majority of its workforce were furloughed.

Workers were informed in writing that while they were on furlough they would receive 100 per cent of their pay but when they began to be paid it became apparent that they were only receiving 100 per cent of basic pay.

This has meant that part time workers are losing between £600 to £900 a month while full-time workers are losing up to £2,000 a month.

The workers have attempted to raise the matter directly with London City Airport but have been rebuffed.

Unite is campaigning for formal recognition at the airport while providing legal support and representation to those affected by these wage underpayments.

The workers are now raising formal grievances and their union, Unite, is now preparing to take employment tribunal cases in support of its members.