Ongoing protests against British Airways' job cuts plan hit Windsor today.

Angry protesters poured into Peascod Street and a huge banner bearing the logo British Airways - Stop Betraying Britain was unfurled.

The protesters are calling on Windsor's MP Adam Afriyie to support BA workers who oppose the company's 'fire and rehire' plans.



MPs sitting on the Commons Transport Select Committee last month accused it of a 'calculated attempt to take advantage' of the lockdown crisis by planning to cut up to 12,000 jobs and downgrading the terms and conditions of remaining employees.

Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group which owns British Airways hit back in a letter to MPs saying British Airways was mired in the deepest crisis the company has ever faced and fighting for its survival.

Maidenhead saw a major protest a few weeks ago - today it was the turn of the southern half of the Royal Borough.

Unite executive officer Sharon Graham said: "Boris Johnson’s words of support for BA staff and his talk of 'jobs, jobs, jobs' is empty rhetoric unless the Government acts. There must be consequences for British Airways' decision to press ahead with its plans to fire and rehire its workforce in the middle of the worst health crisis in a century.

"BA staff and constituents want to see action from Adam Afriyie. Public anger is growing and many MPs from across the political divide are already calling for a review of landing and take-off slots in response to BA's project fire and rehire."