GMB Union, which represents thousands of members in the aviation industry, is saddened to hear the announcement today that more than 100 jobs are set to go at Leeds Bradford Airport as the impact of Covid-19 takes hold.
GMB Organiser, Rachel Dix, said:
“Today's announcement that 108 jobs are at risk is devastating news but regrettably not unexpected in the absence of meaningful Government intervention.
“The lack of flights today mirrors the limited movement of passengers in March of this year.
“We have come full circle, back to the peak of the crisis in aviation but now, from the end of this month, there is no furlough to support airport staff and JSS is not fit for purpose.
“GMB has been calling on the Government to deliver a bespoke financial package for the aviation sector from day one. Seven months on and they are still sitting on their hands.
“We will work closely with the airport and our members to do all we can to save every hour of employment possible, but the Government has to step up and work with us to protect these jobs now.
“Time is running out.”