A DETERMINED group of protesters are calling for action against one of the UK's biggest airline companies after holding a demonstration today.

Campaigners with Unite The Union gathered outside the Braintree District Council offices at Causway House to protest against British Airways.

The airline giant had come under fire from critics for their treatment of their workforce during the pandemic with their controversial 'fire and re-hire' tactic.

Protesters with Unite The Union say British Airways seeks to fire its workforce and re-hire them on lower paying contracts.

As a result, the protesters held their BAbetrayal demonstration at around 10.30am today and are calling on Braintree MP James Cleverly to take action.

Protesters more than 280 MPs have signed a pledge calling for Government action.

The group want the Government to review British Airway's "privileged landing slots" if the airline doesn't end its 'fire and re-hire' tactic.

Campaigners say they are putting pressure on James Cleverly MP to act to further increase pressure on the Government.

Unite The Union say they conducted a poll of more than 2,000 people in which voters back tough action against British Airways.

They say 1,219 of those polled were British Airways passengers with 69 per cent saying they believed the government should review their current arrangements on landing slots.

According to the campaigners, just 16 per cent said the government should not conduct a review with 76 per cent of Conservative voters backing a review.

Following the protest, one Witham British Airways cabin crew worker, who didn't want to named, said: "This will mean a £1k pay cut per month.

"Nobody can afford that. It is unnecessary and drastic. I will lose my home. I have children.

"This will mean less time at home. There have been a number of suicides of cabin crew. This has scuppered my retirement.

"I sacrificed Christmas, Birthdays and they stab me in the back after years of loyal service."