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News Tag: ballot

December 14, 2010

BA cabin crew to be balloted next week

by Kay Murchie
’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 ...




November 29, 2010

Further strikes expected at BA as crew face further ballot

by Kay Murchie
’Further
Members of British Airways (BA) cabin crew are to be balloted again as the long-running dispute with the airline continues over cost-cutting measures. The Unite union claims BA refuses to reinstate travel perks, which were stripped from members during a strike in March. So far, cabin crew members have held 22 days of strikes which has cost their airline ...




November 22, 2010

London Underground faced with strikes in the build up to Xmas

by Kay Murchie
’London
There are fears of further strikes on the London Underground (LU) after the Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) claims two workers are being unfairly treated by management and facing disciplinary action. As a result, hundreds of workers are to be balloted for strikes over the dispute with action expected to be taken in the build-up to ...




October 10, 2010

British Airways and union in further talks to avert strikes

by Kay Murchie
’British
Further talks have taken place at conciliation service, ACAS, between British Airways (BA) and the Unite union in the latest bid to avert strikes by the airline’s cabin crew members. Cabin crew have been in a long-running dispute with the airline over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze, a switch to part-time working for thousands of staff, ...




August 12, 2010

Travel chaos looming as BAA votes for strike action

by Kay Murchie
’Travel
Holidaymakers could be facing further travel chaos after it emerged that airport operator, BAA, has voted for strike action. The results of the ballot are expected later today and Unite members who include fire-fighters, security staff and ground staff at airports, are in a dispute over pay. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, owns six airports: Heathrow, Stansted, ...




July 20, 2010

Further strikes looming as BA cabin crew reject latest offer

by Kay Murchie
”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 6, 2010

BT strike ballot scrapped over “technical breaches”

by Kay Murchie
’BT
The union which represents BT workers has announced a strike ballot has been scrapped due to a legal issue. The vote for strike action came as senior executives were awarded huge bonuses which angered staff. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said it was balloting members in support of a 5% pay rise after what it called a period of wage freezes ...




June 27, 2010

BA makes new offer to cabin crew to prevent further strike action

by Kay Murchie
’BA
The Unite union last week announced plans to ballot its 12,000 cabin crew members on Tuesday, however, it will now be postponed following an offer from British Airways (BA). 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 23, 2010

Summer travel chaos looming as BA union prepares fresh strike ballot

by Kay Murchie
”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 11, 2010

BT strike ballot to go ahead

by Kay Murchie
”BT
Telecoms giant BT could be faced with industrial action after the union which represents BT workers has confirmed that a strike ballot will go ahead. The ballot will open on 18 June with the result is due on 5 July. The vote for strike action, which would be the first in 25 years, comes as senior executives have been awarded huge ...




June 9, 2010

BA cabin crew prepare for new strike ballot

by Kay Murchie
’BA
The Unite union, which represents British Airways (BA) cabin crew, has confirmed a fresh ballot for its members, suggesting further industrial action at the airline. The news comes as cabin crew stage their final day of a series of strikes. The strikes took place on: 24-28 May, 30 May-3 June and 5-9 June. The fresh ballot will be carried out ...




May 26, 2010

Strike action looming at BT

by Kay Murchie
”Strike
Telecoms giant BT could be faced with industrial action after top bosses have been awarded huge bonuses, which has angered staff. The possible strike action, which would be the first in 25 years, comes as a 2% pay offer was rejected by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which is now planning to ballot its 60,000 members. BT is to publish its annual report ...




February 22, 2010

BA cabin crew vote in favour of strike action

by Kay Murchie
’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 Murchie
’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 ...




February 5, 2010

BA posts £50m loss in Q3

by Kay Murchie
”BA
British Airways (BA) has today reported a £50 million loss in the three months to December 31 2009, compared with the £122 million it lost in the same period a year earlier. However, the loss was much less than analysts’ predictions for a £151 million loss. Meanwhile, the airline posted a surprise £25 million operating profit in the three-month period, against a ...




February 3, 2010

AA workers in strike ballot

by Kay Murchie
”AA
According to the BBC, workers at the AA may strike for the first time since the organisation was established over a century ago. The vehicle breakdown service, which advertises itself as the fourth emergency service, is in a dispute over pensions and thousands of employees are to be balloted. The GMB union said its members had reacted ''adversely'' to planned changes to their pension ...




January 20, 2010

BA rules out Easter travel disruption

by Kay Murchie
”BA
British Airways (BA) cabin crew have ruled out industrial strike action for the Easter holidays. The announcement will be a relief for the 2.5 million people that fly abroad during the Easter period. Earlier this week, the Unite union said BA cabin crew were to begin a second strike ballot next week raising renewed fears for travellers. This announcement came after a strike ...




December 16, 2009

British Airways to take legal action to prevent Christmas strike

by Kay Murchie
”British
In a bid to prevent the 12-day strike planned by cabin crew over Christmas, British Airways (BA) is to take legal action to prevent what could cause misery for millions of passengers this festive season. The Unite union has called a walkout from December 22 to January 2 in a dispute over working conditions, jobs and pay. On ...