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Unite strikes pay deal with Virgin Atlantic

Unite strikes pay deal with Virgin Atlantic

18 January 2017 Airline News

Pay for thousands of Virgin Atlantic Airlines crew has taken off after constructive negotiations between Unite and Virgin delivered a pay deal worth more than double the current rate of inflation for thousands of cabin crew and significantly above inflation for on-board managers.

Unite calls new 48-hour strike at British Airways

Unite calls new 48-hour strike at British Airways

Members of the Unite union working as cabin crew for British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ have announced a new 48-hour strike. The industrial action is scheduled to start on Tuesday, January 10th. United argues the decision was unavoidable after the airline refused to extend the mandate of an ongoing strike vote to allow for talks to resolve a dispute over pay to continue.

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

23 June 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

12 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

20 April 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

15 April 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

28 March 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.