Posts Tagged ‘BA’

BA stops pay of pregnant cabin crew

by Jon Lansman.

Just when you thought they could stoop no lower — British Airways management strike again! BA cabin crew, that become pregnant and live too far to travel to Heathrow or Gatwick to perform ground duties, will now be forced to take unpaid leave by the airline. A move by management in recent days will see […]

As new strike ballot gets underway, Unite tells BA ‘we’re ready to meet, are you?’

by Jon Lansman.

Unite’s general secretary, Len McCluskey, has today extended an invitation to new British Airways chief executive, Keith Williams, to meet with him at any time to discuss solutions to the cabin crew dispute, now in its third year. The offer comes as Unite’s approximately 10,000 cabin crew members at the airline begin to vote for strike […]

British Airways, not interested in talking, has launched a legal blitz

by Len McCluskey.

British Airways cabin crew voted last month overwhelmingly, and for the third time, to take industrial action against their employer on a number of issues relating to the company’s conduct of industrial relations. It was further proof, if proof were needed, of the fact that management at this blue chip British company has completely lost […]

Unions are vital to the defence of citizens’ rights

by Michael Meacher.

Astonishingly the near-insurgency conditions prevailing today in France aren’t just because Sarkozy intends to raise the retirement age to 62, but mainly because his proposals to reform the social contract are being imposed without consultation – in practice, without negotiation with the unions.    The trade unions are seen in France as the bulwark and defender […]

Unite: Firmly on the Left

by Jon Lansman.

Unite’s Policy Conference, meeting this week in Manchester, is its first since the amalgamation of the TGWU and Amicus. Although the media present Unite under the leadership of Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson, and especially in the context of the British Airways dispute, as part of the Awkward Squad, this is the first occasion when […]

Support BA Cabin Crew

by Jon Lansman.

The Right to Strike

by Michael Meacher.

The High Court judgement to prohibit the BA strike because Unite had failed to notify all eligible voters that there were 11 spoiled ballot papers brings the law into utter disrepute and reduces the judicial process to farce.   How would politicians feel if their election was disallowed because the number of spoiled ballot papers had […]

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