The Prime Minister has stepped in to try and resolve the BA strike as the beleaguered airline goes to the High Court today to seek a last-minute injunction. Gordon Brown revealed he has spoken to Transport Minister Lord Adonis this morning and pledged that the government would do “everything it can” to resolve the dispute, which is due to start next Tuesday.
A million travellers face having their Christmas travel plans wrecked after British Airways cabin crew voted unanimously in favour of strike action. The walk out will start on 22 December, just three days before Christmas, and staff will not return to work until January 2.
British Airways could round off its “annus horribilus” mired in industrial action. Union insiders are warning that more than 12,000 cabin crew are likely to strike over the Christmas period in protest over job losses and changes to work practices.
The crisis at Aer Lingus has deepened following a double whammy of bad news – the finance director has resigned, and talks with pilots over pay cuts have broken down.
British Airways’ cabin crew began voting today over Christmas strike action in protest against new employment rules that include a two-year pay freeze, reduced holidays and fewer benefits. The ballot, which is open to all BA’s 14,000 cabin crew, closes on December 14 and could result in industrial action starting 21 December.
Unions representing Spanish airline Iberia’s cabin crew have revealed they will stage eight more days of strikes unless a pay agreement is reached.
Following yesterday’s talks with airline management, union leaders representing British Airways workers have urged the company not to impose job cuts, a pay freeze and new terms and conditions, in a bid to avert the threat of strike action.
Talks aimed at averting a strike by British Airways staff over planned job cuts and changes to pay and conditions are due to start later today. The Unite union wrote to all British Airways cabin crew this week, criticising the company’s tactics and highlighting the union’s record on fighting for its members. The move follows BA’s surprise announcement on job cuts, pay deals and working practices. The BA plans are due to be implemented from November 16th.
The Unite union is writing to all British Airways cabin crew, criticising the company’s tactics and highlighting the union’s record on fighting for its members. The move follows BA’s surprise announcement on job cuts, pay deals and working practices. The BA plans are due to be implemented from November 16th.