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News Tag: British Airways

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 ...




October 19, 2010

BA stands firm over cabin crew dispute

by Kay Murchie
’BA
British Airways (BA) chief executive, Willie Walsh, has today said the airline is ready to operate a near-full service should further industrial action take place. 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, as well as removing travel perks, which were ...




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, ...




October 4, 2010

Tougher laws required for industrial action

by Kay Murchie
”Tougher
Employers' group, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), is calling on the Government to tighten laws to make it harder for workers to take strike action. Furthermore, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, is also calling for a reform of the law, suggesting the Government introduce legislation preventing action unless at least half of union members in a workplace participate in a ballot. The ...




September 10, 2010

BAA reports 0.6% fall in August passenger numbers

by Kay Murchie
BAA reports 0.6% fall in August passenger numbers
Airports operator BAA has today reported a further fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports in August, hit by a weak holiday market, caused by economic uncertainty. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said passenger traffic fell 0.6% in August year-on-year. The group said 10.6 million passengers flew from its UK airports during the month, down from ...




July 30, 2010

British Airways hit by ash cloud and strikes

by Kay Murchie
”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 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 12, 2010

BAA: June passenger numbers hit by BA strike

by Kay Murchie
”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 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 16, 2010

BA and union talks collapse again

by Kay Murchie
’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 Murchie
”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 ...




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 ...




June 1, 2010

Ryanair returns to profit

by Kay Murchie
Ryanair returns to profit
Budget airline Ryanair has today announced it returned to profit for the year to March after reporting its first annual loss a year ago. The airline unveiled pre-tax profits of €341 million (£289 million) for the year and said it intends to pay a one-off dividend to shareholders totalling €500 million - the first one it has paid. "We can be proud of delivering a ...




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 ...




May 24, 2010

Strikes commence at BA as last-minute talks collapse

by Kay Murchie
’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 21, 2010

Further blow for BA as it posts record annual loss

by Kay Murchie
”Further
British Airways, which is facing fresh strikes over the next few weeks, has today reported a record £531 million annual loss. The latest results, which cover the 12-month period to the end of March, include the estimated £40 million loss from the cabin crew strikes which took place during the month. However, they do not include any drop in ...




May 20, 2010

BA strikes resume next Monday

by Kay Murchie
”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 Murchie
’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 ...




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