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BA strike back on as High Court lifts ban

20 May 2010 Airline News

A fresh round of strikes by British Airways cabin crew are set to go ahead on Monday after the High Court overturned a ban on industrial action. The ruling follows an injunction granted to BA last Monday ruling that the Unite union had not reported results of its strike ballot correctly to members.

BA cabin crew receive pay hike despite strikes and record losses

BA cabin crew receive pay hike despite strikes and record losses

13 April 2010 Airline News

British Airways’ cabin crew received a 5 percent pay rise last year despite the flag carrier making record losses and its rivals freezing salaries. Civil Aviation Authority figures show BA cabin crew average salaries rose to £31,400. Virgin Atlantic’s crew, meanwhile, had their pay frozen at £14,400.

BA strike dents BAA recovery

BA strike dents BAA recovery

12 April 2010 Airline News

The strike by British Airways cabin crew has stalled the recovery of BAA’s six UK airports. Passenger numbers in March fell 1.5 percent from February, with 200,000 passengers lost due to the two strikes. But Heathrow still managed to maintain its recovery by rising 0.4 percent year-on-year.

BA bearing up to cabin crew strike

30 March 2010 Airline News

British Airways has declared that the second strike is inflicting less financial and operational damage than the first, with losses of £5.5m a day compared to £7m of the original three-day strike. This puts the total cost of the two strikes by cabin crew at around £40m.

BA strike continues as talks stall

BA strike continues as talks stall

22 March 2010 Airline News

British Airways has warned of further delays and cancellations this week as the cabin crew strike rolls into a third day with no signs of an end to the dispute that is costing the troubled flag carrier tens of millions.

Iberia to sidestep unions with new low-cost airline

Iberia to sidestep unions with new low-cost airline

9 March 2010 Airline News

Iberia’s cabin crew are threatening strike action over plans to launch a new carrier this year that would pay crew lower wages. The new airline would employ some 350 staff and operate 14 aircraft, and is viewed as an attempt by the Spanish flag carrier to sidestep union resistance to cost cuts.

BA trains 1,000 taskforce to break strike

BA trains 1,000 taskforce to break strike

4 March 2010 Airline News

British Airways has unveiled plans to break potential industrial action, led by a task force of 1,000 trained volunteers to replace feuding cabin crew. Chief executive, Willie Walsh, said he would also hire up to 23 fully-crewed planes from a charter company to help run flights out of Heathrow.