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BA cabin crew to be balloted next week

BA cabin crew to be balloted next week

It has been confirmed by the Unite union that members of British Airways (BA) cabin crew will be balloted next week, raising fears for further strikes in the New Year. Cabin crew have been involved in a 22-month-old dispute with the airline over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze, a switch to part-time working […]

December 14, 2010 More
British Airways hit by ash cloud and strikes

British Airways hit by ash cloud and strikes

British Airways (BA) today announced losses widened after the airline was hit by disruption from the volcanic ash cloud and cabin crew strikes. The company said pre-tax losses widened 10.8% to £164 million for the three months to the end of June, compared with the £148 million loss it made in the same period a […]

July 30, 2010 More
Further strikes looming as BA cabin crew reject latest offer

Further strikes looming as BA cabin crew reject latest offer

There are fresh concerns for more strikes at British Airways (BA) after cabin crew yet again rejected the airline’s offer to end their bitter row over cost-cutting measures. However, there was a low turnout for ballot, which “encouraged” the airline with less than half of the 11,000 members balloted by the Unite union casting a […]

July 20, 2010 More
BAA: June passenger numbers hit by BA strike

BAA: June passenger numbers hit by BA strike

BAA has today reported a further fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports in June, as a result of the British Airways (BA) strikes during the month. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said passenger traffic fell 1.7% in June year-on-year – due to the ongoing disruption from the strike. So […]

July 12, 2010 More
Summer travel chaos looming as BA union prepares fresh strike ballot

Summer travel chaos looming as BA union prepares fresh strike ballot

Fresh strike action is looming at British Airways (BA) after the Unite union has announced plans to ballot its 12,000 cabin crew members next week, unless the long-running dispute is resolved. So far, cabin crews have held 22 days of strikes after being involved in a long-running dispute with the airline over cost-cutting measures, which […]

June 23, 2010 More
BA and union talks collapse again

BA and union talks collapse again

The latest meeting between British Airways (BA) and the Unite union, designed to come to an agreement about strike action has yet again failed, according to the ACAS conciliation service. The fresh talks came a week after the union, which represents BA cabin crew, confirmed a fresh ballot for its members, suggesting further industrial action […]

June 16, 2010 More
BA boss turns down bonus

BA boss turns down bonus

British Airways (BA) chief executive, Willie Walsh, has rejected a bonus worth £334,000. The news comes just one day after the final series of cabin crew strikes ended. This is the second consecutive year that Mr Walsh has turned down a bonus, and in its annual report, the company said no-one would receive a cash […]

June 10, 2010 More
Strikes commence at BA as last-minute talks collapse

Strikes commence at BA as last-minute talks collapse

British Airways (BA) cabin crew will embark on a five-day strike today after eleventh-hour talks collapsed. Over the weekend, the Unite union’s joint general secretary, Tony Woodley, offered to cancel the latest strikes if travel perks for cabin crew were reinstated. However a spokesperson for BA said: “We have already offered to reinstate travel concessions […]

May 24, 2010 More
BA strikes resume next Monday

BA strikes resume next Monday

It was announced today that the Unite union was victorious in appealing against an injunction, which prevented British Airways (BA) cabin crew from taking industrial action this week. However, the union has today said it will commence a series of five-day strikes starting Monday, unless an agreement can be reached. Cabin crew have been involved […]

May 20, 2010 More
Summer strikes ahead as BA union win appeal

Summer strikes ahead as BA union win appeal

On Monday night, it was announced that British Airways (BA) was successful in preventing the latest series of strikes by its cabin crew staff. Mr Justice McCombe of the High Court ruled in favour of the airline and said the decision was based on a technicality. However, the Unite union described the decision “an absolute […]

BA union Unite threaten summer of strikes

BA union Unite threaten summer of strikes

On Monday night, it was announced that British Airways (BA) was successful in preventing the latest series of strikes by its cabin crew staff. Mr Justice McCombe of the High Court ruled in favour of the airline and said the decision was based on a technicality. However, the Unite union described the decision “an absolute […]

May 19, 2010 More
BA cabin crew to strike again next week

BA cabin crew to strike again next week

The Unite union has today announced cabin crew members at British Airways (BA) will strike for four separate five-day strikes in May and June. The further industrial action comes after Unite members rejected a fresh deal for cabin crew earlier this month. Unite said 81% of the cabin crew it represents voted against BA’s offer […]

May 10, 2010 More
BAA: Passenger numbers down due to BA strike

BAA: Passenger numbers down due to BA strike

BAA has today reported a fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports, due to seven days of strikes by British Airways (BA) cabin crew. BAA said passenger traffic fell 1.5% year-on-year in March and lost a total of 200,000 passengers at its UK airports because of the industrial action. Heathrow airport saw 180,000 […]

April 12, 2010 More
British Airways and Iberia sign merger deal

British Airways and Iberia sign merger deal

It has been confirmed that British Airways (BA) and Spanish airline Iberia have signed a deal to merge their operations. The merger, which was provisionally agreed last November, will be finalised this year and is set to create one of the world’s largest airline groups, flying to more than 200 destinations The new company, which […]

April 8, 2010 More
BA passengers face more disruption on third day of strike

BA passengers face more disruption on third day of strike

British Airways (BA) cabin crew members are on their third and final day of strikes this week but there are still no signs of a resolution between the airline and unions. Last month, BA‘s 12,000 cabin crew members voted to take industrial action over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze and a switch to […]

March 22, 2010 More
Misery for passengers as BA union unveils strike dates

Misery for passengers as BA union unveils strike dates

Talks aimed at averting industrial action at British Airways (BA) collapsed earlier this week and, as a result, Unit has today announced BA cabin crew members will strike for three days from March 20 and for four days from March 27. Last month, BA‘s 12,000 cabin crew members voted to take industrial action over cost-cutting […]

March 12, 2010 More
Possible strike action at BA as talks fail

Possible strike action at BA as talks fail

Talks aimed at averting industrial action at British Airways (BA) have collapsed and failed to reach an agreement. Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, said: “Despite a prolonged period of negotiations it has not been possible to reach agreement between BA and Unite.” Last month, BA‘s 12,000 cabin crew members voted to […]

March 11, 2010 More
BA in talks with union to avert strikes

BA in talks with union to avert strikes

British Airways (BA) is to resume talks with the Unite union about averting industrial action. BA‘s 12,000 cabin crew members have vowed to take industrial action over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze and a switch to part-time working for thousands of staff. Cabin crew members were scheduled to take 12 days of strike […]

March 10, 2010 More
BA cabin crew vote in favour of strike action

BA cabin crew vote in favour of strike action

British Airways (BA) passengers will face travel chaos after the airline’s 12,000 cabin crew members voted in favour to take industrial action over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze, a switch to part-time working for thousands of staff and working conditions. The results of the strike emerged this evening after Len McCluskey, assistant general […]

February 22, 2010 More
BA strike ballot result due today

BA strike ballot result due today

Fears of travel chaos could emerge later as the results of a ballot is set to be announced. A second strike ballot for British Airways (BA) 12,000 cabin crew members is to close today after they vowed to take industrial action over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze and a switch to part-time working […]