PROTESTORS have converged on Witham today to display their anger at an airline's plan to update employee contracts.

The BA Betrayal campaign group is holding a socially distant demonstration outside Witham Town Hall from 10.30am today (Friday, September 4).

They will be calling on Witham MP and Home Secretary Priti Patel to sign a pledge which calls for the Government to review British Airway's privileged landing and take-off slots at airports.

More than 280 MPs have signed the pledge, which comes amid BA's plans to update staff contracts.

Workers Union, Unite, claims the proposals will actually see the airline "fire its workforce and rehire those that survive on inferior contracts".

Unite executive officer Sharon Graham said: "Many thousands of BA workers are being subjected to the most brutal ‘fire and rehire strategy. British Airways are a national disgrace and actions against them will continue.

"So far, over 280 MPs have added their name to our call for BA’s privileged landing slots to be reviewed and the numbers continue to grow. BA scorched earth approach will have consequences."

Unite says a recent poll showed the British public would support tough action against BA over its plans.

The survey, which was completed by more than 2,000 people, revealed 69 per cent believed the Government should review the UK's current arrangements on landing slots.