Work­ers will foot the bill for air­port

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - BRYAN TOMLINSON Stop Heathrow Ex­pan­sion Che­viot Close Har­ling­ton

WHO will pay Heathrow’s £40 bil­lion ex­pan­sion cost, split roughly 50/50 be­tween run­way and in­fras­truc­ture?

Wil­lie Walsh BA CEO will not pay. He calls it a “van­ity project by the man­age­ment of Heathrow”, that “the Third Run­way costs are out­ra­geous” and also “will in­crease Heathrow air­line costs by 50%”.

Avi­a­tion Min­is­ter Robert Good­will stated that the Gov­ern­ment expects Heathrow to meet the costs of any roads and rail­ways re­quired as a di­rect re­sult of air­port ex­pan­sion.

He is cor­rect, why should Bri­tish tax­pay­ers sub­sidise off­shore in­vestors with a £20 bil­lion tax credit?

Ray Pud­di­foot Hilling­don Coun­cil Leader can­not af­ford Heathrow’s in­fras­truc­ture costs. Cen­tral Gov­ern­ment fund­ing has been cut and Hilling­don Coun­cil will strug­gle to as­sim­i­late the tens of thou­sands of work­ers that will swarm in to the area to de­mol­ish homes and lay con­crete.

That only leaves the al­ready low wage em­ploy­ees of Heathrow Air­port Hold­ings to pick up the tab.

Heathrow CEO John Hol­landKaye has brazenly boasted that Heathrow’s work­force will earn 30% less by 2018 de­spite mas­sive prof­its of over £550 mil­lion.

With such a mas­sive Third Run­way bill on it’s way ex­pect more and more un­savoury cost cut­ting aimed at Heathrow’ work­force.

Next time Back Heathrow ask for Heathrow worker’s sup­port, re­mem­ber that Rob Gray and Heathrow Board Mem­bers will not be pay­ing for any Third Run­way. You will.

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