Unite Union News

United praises progress with BA crew

United praises progress with BA crew

Unite has said “significant progress” has been made in moving towards Unite becoming the recognised union for British Airway’s mixed fleet cabin crew. The development brings a positive closure to a chapter in relationships between the airline and the union which saw cabin crew challenge operational changes that they feared would destroy the airline’s reputation for world class customer care.

BA cabin crew vote for peace settlement

BA cabin crew vote for peace settlement

23rd Jun 2011 Airline News

The final nail has been put in the coffin of one of the bitterest disputes in aviation history after British Airways cabin crew voted overwhelmingly for a peace deal. Unite said members voted 92 percent in favour of an “honourable settlement’’, with 8 percent against, in a turnout of 72 percent. Almost 10,000 were balloted by the union, which declared the dispute formally over.

BA strike is over - Unite and airline agree deal

BA strike is over - Unite and airline agree deal

12th May 2011 Airline News

British Airways and the Unite union have reached an agreement to settle their two-year industrial dispute. As part of the deal BA has agreed to restore travel concessions to staff who went on strike and to award some lower-paid employees top-up payments. The agreement will now be put to a ballot of about 10,000 union members.

‘Positive’ talks bring BA resolution closer

‘Positive’ talks bring BA resolution closer

20th Apr 2011 Airline News

“Positive” talks between British Airways chairman Keith Williams and United general secretary Len McCluskey appear to have bought resolution in the long-running cabin crew dispute incrementally closer. The pair met, along with cabin crew representatives, earlier, to discuss a way forward from the two-year deadlock.

BA strikes off as peace settlement nears

BA strikes off as peace settlement nears

15th Apr 2011 Airline News

Union leaders have called for British Airways cabin crew to hold off from strikes over the Easter and Royal Wedding holidays, raising hopes of a final settlement in the long-running dispute. The two sides said that a 28-day extension had been agreed to allow for further talks, and that lasting peace was essential for the good of both parties.

Strong support for further strikes at BA

Strong support for further strikes at BA

28th Mar 2011 Airline News

Cabin crew at British Airways have voted in favour of further industrial action in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Employees voted eight-to-one in favour of new strikes, with disruption now possible over the Easter break.

Unite ballots ahead of Easter strike action

Unite ballots ahead of Easter strike action

15th Dec 2010 Airline News

Unite has given British Airways seven days notice of its intention to ballot crew members over possible strike action during Easter 2011. In the latest stage of its ongoing battle with the airline the trade union is seeking the immediate restoration of travel concessions lost during earlier strikes and restoration of all earnings docked from crew off sick during strike dates.

BA attacks ‘dysfunctional’ Unite

BA attacks ‘dysfunctional’ Unite

30th Nov 2010

British Airways has branded Unite “dysfunctional” as the trade union confirmed it would ballot members over further industrial action at the airline. In a move designed to disrupt publicity around the merger of BA and Spanish flag-carrier Iberia, Unite said a ballot would begin in seven days.

Unite lashes out at BA following suspension

Unite lashes out at BA following suspension

24th Nov 2010 Airline News

Tensions were again rising in the battle between British Airways and Unite earlier today following the suspension of a member of cabin crew. The British flag-carrier allegedly suspended Ms Andrea Molton following attempts to collect Christmas money for fellow employees presently suspended following strike action earlier in the year.

Unite elects hardline candidate ahead of BA battle

Unite elects hardline candidate ahead of BA battle

22nd Nov 2010 Airline News

The mastermind of the Unite action against British Airways, Len McCluskey, has been elected to lead the union following a ballot. Unite recently rejected the latest contract offer from the airline, with the battle expected to see further industrial unrest during the winter.