Baggage handlers at Luton Airport have voted to reject a new pay offer from their employer Menzies Aviation. United argues the deal fails to recognise their hard work and the rising cost of living.
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Strike action at Luton Airport is set to go ahead over the Bank Holiday weekend. Baggage handlers at Luton Airport have voted to reject a new pay offer from their employer Menzies Aviation which workers say fails to recognise their hard work and the rising cost of living.
About 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport, members of Unite, have rejected the company’s holiday pay offer and imposed cuts to terms and conditions in a consultative ballot.
British Airways has been granted permission to lease aircraft from Qatar Airways in order to cover gaps in services caused by a 16-day strike by cabin crew. Transport secretary Chris Grayling said British Airways would be allowed to lease nine Qatar A320 and 321 planes.
Unite members working for British Airways’ mixed fleet have announced a two week strike. The decision comes after BA refused the union’s final compromise position on the outstanding issue of sanctioning striking cabin crew.
Members of Unite working as cabin crew for British Airways mixed fleet have announced a further round of strikes. Cabin crew in the mixed fleet will walk out for seven days from Friday as part of their on-going pay dispute, taking the total number of strike days to 26.
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.
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.
Representatives from Unite and British Airways are meeting in London today to as the union prepares to call cabin crew out on strike over Christmas. Ahead of the tales, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “I am delighted that British Airways has heeded our calls for talks.”
Cabin crew at British Airways have voted in favour of strike action over what they argue is low pay. Some 79 per cent of the crew that took part in the ballot voted for strike action, with over 2,500 members of the Unite members who crew routes to dozens of destinations now considering action. This could come as soon as December 21st.