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News Tag: strike action

June 21, 2011

Travel chaos looms as Virgin Atlantic pilots vote to strike

by Kay Mitchell
”Travel
Holidaymakers look set to have their summer travel plans disrupted after it emerged today that Virgin Atlantic pilots have voted for industrial action – the first time in the airline’s 32-year history. According to the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) union, 97% of its members voted for strike action after pay talks with the company collapsed. Balpa said that ...




June 15, 2011

Public sector strikes to go ahead on 30 June

by Kay Mitchell
”Public
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS), which is Britain’s largest civil service union, has said 290,000 of its members will take strike action later this month, protesting against pension reforms. They will join hundreds of thousands of teachers, meaning around 750,000 public sector workers will strike at the end of the month. The co-ordinated action will result in Britain’s worst ...




June 6, 2011

Vince Cable talks of tougher laws for strike action

by Kay Mitchell
”Vince
Business Secretary Vince Cable is to address delegates at the annual conference of the GMB union today and is expected to warn them that co-ordinated strike action may lead to tighter union laws. The warning comes after union leaders said strike action could take place at the end of this month as 750,000 teachers, civil servants and other public ...




May 12, 2011

BA and union finally end bitter dispute

by Kay Mitchell
BA and union finally end bitter dispute
British Airways (BA) and the Unite union have finally come to an agreement to end their bitter dispute – which has been ongoing since November 2009. The agreement means the threat of strike action has been lifted. Cabin crew were involved in a bitter dispute with the airline for more than 18 months over cost-cutting measures, which included a pay freeze, a ...




BA strike: Union members consider offer

by Kay Mitchell
BA strike: Union members consider offer
The long-running dispute between the Unite union and British Airways (BA) could come to an end following talks to avert further industrial action. Union members are understood to be meeting later today which could lead to an offer. Cabin crew have been involved in a bitter dispute with the airline since November 2009 over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze, a switch to ...




March 28, 2011

BA cabin crew could strike during Easter period

by Kay Mitchell
’BA
British Airways (BA) cabin crew have voted in favour of fresh strike action - with the possibility of an Easter walkout. However, while the dates have yet to be announced, there is speculation that industrial action could take place around the Royal Wedding on April 29. The latest ballot (which is the fourth in less than two years) saw 5,811 ...




January 31, 2011

Ryanair reports rise in passenger numbers

by Kay Mitchell
”Ryanair
Irish budget airline Ryanair has today posted a loss of €10.3 million (£8.8 million) in the October to December period, due to the severe wintry weather in Europe last month, as well as the strike action by French air traffic controllers. However, the loss was lower than the €10.9 million reported in the year ago period. Meanwhile, the strike action and bad weather ...




January 21, 2011

Further strike action at British Airways

by Kay Mitchell
”Further
The merger between British Airways and Spanish airline, Iberia, was completed today - creating Europe’s second largest airline. However, the deal will no doubt be overshadowed by the news that British Airways cabin crew have voted to strike again, the Unite union confirmed today. Unite said its members voted by 5,751 to 1,579 to take further strike action but dates for the action ...




January 20, 2011

Revenue up at easyJet despite snowfall

by Kay Mitchell
Revenue up at easyJet despite snowfall
Budget airline easyJet has today said it was hit by the severe wintry weather in Europe last month and was hit by costs of £31 million, which also included strike action by French air traffic controllers. However, taking this into account, the airline said revenue in its first quarter (the final three months of 2010) was up 7.5% to £654 million compared ...




December 31, 2010

David Cameron delivers new year message

by Kay Mitchell
”David
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has warned that next year will be “difficult” as he delivered his new year speech. However, Mr Cameron said Britain has a “really bright future to look forward to" and defended his Government’s spending cuts as tough but necessary, in order to trim the budget deficit. The cuts have received mixed responses; many have been critical of ...




December 30, 2010

TUC expecting 2011 to be ‘horrible’ year

by Kay Mitchell
”TUC
Job losses resulting from the Government’s spending cuts is expected to bring widespread industrial action next year, unions have suggested. In his New Year message, Brendan Barber, the TUC’s general secretary, claimed 2011 would be a "horrible" year of cuts and will also be tough for the Government. Unemployment will undoubtedly rise, said the union. Meanwhile, Mark Serwotka, union leader of the ...




September 15, 2010

Bank governor faces grilling from union leaders

by Kay Mitchell
’Bank
Bank of England governor Mervyn King has today faced questions from union leaders over Government spending cuts. Mr King became only the second governor in history to address the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Earlier this week, it was revealed that the tough austerity measures introduced by the coalition Government are set to lead to industrial action following the TUC gathering. Mr ...




September 13, 2010

Britain’s trade unions support strikes against austerity measures

by Kay Mitchell
”Britain’s
It has been announced that the tough austerity measures introduced by the coalition Government are set to lead to industrial action following a trade union gathering in Manchester today. At the annual Trades Union Congress (TUC) meeting, union leaders urged delegates to "stand up and fight" against the massive spending cuts. The motion was supported by an overwhelming majority of ...




September 10, 2010

BAA reports 0.6% fall in August passenger numbers

by Kay Mitchell
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 ...




August 17, 2010

BAA and Unite reach agreement to stop airport strike

by Kay Mitchell
’BAA
Travellers can breathe a sigh of relief this morning after it has been announced that airports operator BAA and the Unite union have reached an agreement which will see the threat of strike action called off. A day of talks yesterday between the two parties at the central London offices of the conciliation service ACAS have been successful after ...




August 16, 2010

Union and BAA in talks to avoid airport strike

by Kay Mitchell
’Union
Talks are ongoing between airports operator BAA and the Unite union to try to avoid strike action which could see six UK airports shut down over the crucial bank holiday period. Face-to-face talks between the two parties are taking place at the central London offices of the conciliation service ACAS and comes after BAA voted in favour of strike ...




August 12, 2010

BAA staff vote in favour for strike action

by Kay Mitchell
”BAA
Travel chaos is looming after airport operator, BAA, has voted in favour of strike action, the Unite union has announced today. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, owns six airports: Heathrow, Stansted, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Southampton. These airports would have to close on any strike days, as crucial staff including fire-fighters, security staff and ground staff at airports, ...




Travel chaos looming as BAA votes for strike action

by Kay Mitchell
’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 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 ...




June 27, 2010

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

by Kay Mitchell
’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 ...




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