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Heathrow dispute reignited.

The bitter Heathrow Airport dispute flared up last night after union leaders accused the catering firm at the centre of the row over the sacking of 670 workers of 'reneging' on a proposed peace deal.

The Transport and General Workers Union said it would be urging the Government to bring in a law to make sure a similar dispute could never happen again.

General Secretary Tony Woodley was angered at comments from the boss of the Gate Gourmet, who insisted he would not take back sacked workers he regarded as militants.

Dave Siegel claimed there were up to 200 'radicals' among the 670 mainly Asian women who were sacked last month.

The sacked workers and the 1,400 still employed by Gate Gourmet have now been sent letters offering them voluntary redundancy as the company seeks to reduce its workforce.
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Date:Sep 2, 2005
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