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Friday 12th of February 2010

News Tag: 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 2, 2010

Unite in legal battle with BA

by Kay Murchie
”Unite
The Unite union is in the High Court this week to resolve whether there should be a permanent injunction preventing British Airways (BA) from imposing cost-cutting measures. Unite previously applied for a High Court injunction to block BA’s plans, but it was unsuccessful . The airline wants 75% of its crew to accept a pay freeze this year and for 3,000 staff ...



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 ...



January 18, 2010

BA cabin crew to begin second strike ballot

by Kay Murchie
”BA
According to the Unite union, British Airways (BA) cabin crew will begin a second strike ballot next week raising renewed fears for travellers. The announcement comes after a strike planned for Christmas was declared illegal in a High Court ruling. However, at the time of the ruling, Unite vowed to hold a fresh ballot if the dispute with BA over ...



December 17, 2009

British Airways wins High Court injunction, strike cancelled

by Kay Murchie
”British
The 12-day strike planned by British Airways (BA) cabin crew over Christmas has been averted after it was declared illegal in a High Court ruling. The ruling will be welcomed by thousands of passengers who were planning to fly over the festive period. Mrs Justice Laura Cox ruled that the cabin crew's union, Unite, had not correctly included the votes ...



November 16, 2009

BA cabin crew set to cast vote on strike action

by Kay Murchie
”BA
British Airways (BA) cabin crew are set to cast their vote on whether strike action will take place. The Unite trade union is predicting that 14,000 air stewards and stewardesses will vote in favour of strike action over the Christmas period in a dispute over cost-cutting measures. The measures include a two-year pay freeze for cabin crew, reduced holidays ...



October 6, 2009

British Airways to axe 1,700 cabin crew jobs and freeze pay

by Kay Murchie
”British
There is more turmoil for the airline industry today after British Airways (BA) continues to slash costs by wielding the axe on 1,700 cabin crew members and a two-year pay freeze. The airline admitted during the summer it was fighting to survive and has since been looking at ways to cut costs. BA, like many others, is struggling ...



June 9, 2009

British Airways in strike fears as 2,000 jobs set to go

by Kay Murchie
”British
It has been reported that British Airways (BA) is offering voluntary redundancy to 2,000 flight attendants. Its 14,000 cabin crew members have been told that the equivalent of 2,000 jobs must go through voluntary redundancy and if this is not achieved, the losses could become compulsory. BA’s chief executive, Willie Walsh, said the industry is in a ...