On December 1, Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) workers took strike action for the first time in more than 40 years to defend their livelihoods.
They’re standing up against the imposition of fire and rehire contracts that will see them lose £8,000 a year.
The striking Heathrow workers have garnered a groundswell of support from the public, MPs and others. A Unite ad van highlighting HAL and its CEO’s Grinch tactics toured the areas around Heathrow, taking the message straight to the public.
In a Unite Eye special, we record highlights from the picket line.
Pictures by Mark Thomas