Issue date
25 Oct 2016

Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) that the government has given the go-ahead to the expansion of Heathrow airport with the building of a third runway, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“The Heathrow expansion is absolutely vital for Britain. It will help our economy grow faster and stronger. This investment has the potential to create thousands of high-quality jobs and apprenticeships right across the UK.

“The government must ensure that Heathrow expansion is put in the fast lane. Trade unions are ready to play their part providing the skilled workforce, delivering the project on-time and on-budget, and making sure it benefits UK businesses in the supply chain.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:
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