Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
London; Outer London; Outer London - West and North West
Location of affected unit(s)
Heathrow Airport
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.29 - Other food service activities

1,068 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 November 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


DO & CO, the Austrian catering company which prepares meals for airlines, including British Airways is making 1,068 workers redundant at its site at Heathrow Airport, according to the trade union Unite. This restructuring brings the number of job losses to a total of 1,377, including voluntary redundancies, since the start of the pandemic.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions, DO & CO’s revenues decreased by 87% between April and June.

A representative of Unite criticised DO & CO for not putting its workers on the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has recently been extended until March 2021. 

DO & CO specialises in event and airline catering and operates several sites in 12 countries.



Eurofound (2020), DO & CO, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 102545, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102545.