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News Tag: BA

December 14, 2010

BA cabin crew to be balloted next week

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
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 for thousands of staff, as ...




July 30, 2010

British Airways hit by ash cloud and strikes

by Kay Mitchell
”British
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 year earlier. Meanwhile, revenues dipped 2.3% ...




July 20, 2010

Further strikes looming as BA cabin crew reject latest offer

by Kay Mitchell
”Further
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 vote to end ...




July 12, 2010

BAA: June passenger numbers hit by BA strike

by Kay Mitchell
”BAA:
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 far, cabin crew members have held ...




June 23, 2010

Summer travel chaos looming as BA union prepares fresh strike ballot

by Kay Mitchell
”Summer
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 include a ...




June 16, 2010

BA and union talks collapse again

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
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 at the airline. The fresh ballot will ...




June 10, 2010

BA boss turns down bonus

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
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 bonus for the second successive year. Mr Walsh said ...




May 24, 2010

Strikes commence at BA as last-minute talks collapse

by Kay Mitchell
’Strikes
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 to cabin crew once ...




May 20, 2010

BA strikes resume next Monday

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
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 in a long-running dispute over cost-cutting measures, which ...




Summer strikes ahead as BA union win appeal

by Kay Mitchell
’Summer
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 disgrace” and has been ...




May 19, 2010

BA union Unite threaten summer of strikes

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
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 disgrace" and is now appealing against ...




May 10, 2010

BA cabin crew to strike again next week

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
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 last week, which sought to ...




April 12, 2010

BAA: Passenger numbers down due to BA strike

by Kay Mitchell
”BAA:
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 fewer passengers during the month ...




April 8, 2010

British Airways and Iberia sign merger deal

by Kay Mitchell
’British
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 will have its headquarters in London, ...




March 22, 2010

BA passengers face more disruption on third day of strike

by Kay Mitchell
”BA
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 part-time working for ...




March 12, 2010

Misery for passengers as BA union unveils strike dates

by Kay Mitchell
”Misery
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 measures, which include a ...




March 11, 2010

Possible strike action at BA as talks fail

by Kay Mitchell
’Possible
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 take industrial action over cost-cutting ...




March 10, 2010

BA in talks with union to avert strikes

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
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 action over the Christmas ...




February 22, 2010

BA cabin crew vote in favour of strike action

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
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 secretary of ...




BA strike ballot result due today

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
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 for thousands of staff. Cabin crew ...