Thousands of employees at Heathrow Airport face being sacked if they refuse to accept a 15% pay cut over the pandemic.
Employees at the airport were told that “dismissal and reinstatement might be the final step” should they not agree.
Paula Stannett, the HR chief sent a very strongly worded memo to staff they “are not expecting anyone to opt out,” Sky New reported.
The memo says, “There will be consequences if colleagues do not accept the revised terms as it will mean that we have to make further job cuts.
“It will also have consequences for those colleagues who do not wish to participate.”
Unionised staff have already have already taken a 10% pay cut and intend to impose redundancy for a quarter of their managers.
Stannett said we should “offer furlough followed by voluntary severance for colleagues who do not want to take a pay reduction.”
The HR chief added, “In the unlikely case that colleagues continue to refuse to take part, dismissal and reinstatement might be the final step.
“Obviously that is something I am keen to avoid, although I can confirm that is an option that is legally available to the company to take.”