GMB welcomes Supreme Court Heathrow ruling


GMB, the union for aviation workers, has welcomed yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court to approve the building of a third runway at Heathrow.

Heathrow Airport Limited successfully challenged a Court of Appeal ruling given in February which cast doubt on the future of the proposed expansion.

“Today’s ruling is a welcome boost at the end to a gruelling year for aviation workers who have seen their industry brought to its knees by the pandemic,” commented Warren Kenny, acting general secretary, GMB.

“This judgment is a much-needed injection of hope for economic recovery and the creation of many thousands of good, unionised jobs at Heathrow and in the wider supply chain.

“The Government has no more excuses now. It’s time for Ministers to step up and back Heathrow and the wider aviation industry with the support it needs to get itself flying once again.”