Workers will foot the bill for airport
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.