Tag: Unite union

BA and union finally end bitter dispute

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 [...]

May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BA strike: Union members consider offer

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 [...]

Further strike action at British Airways

Further strike action at British Airways

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 [...]

January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BA cabin crew to be balloted next week

BA cabin crew to be balloted next week

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 [...]

December 14, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Lloyds wields the axe at its Black Horse division

Lloyds wields the axe at its Black Horse division

Banking giant Lloyds has today revealed it is shedding 420 positions at its Black Horse personal finance unit. This brings the total number of job losses to 22,000 since its merger with HBOS in autumn 2008, which resulted in 41% ownership by the taxpayer. Commenting on today’s announcement, the Unite union, said it was “appalled” [...]

November 9, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Thousands of financial sector jobs lost since Rock crisis

Thousands of financial sector jobs lost since Rock crisis

A report has revealed around 100,000 finance jobs have been lost since the onset of the credit crisis three years ago. On the third anniversary of the run on Northern Rock, there have been significant job losses within the sector. The Unite union said that little had changed to improve the regulatory regime in order [...]

September 14, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BAA and Unite reach agreement to stop airport strike

BAA and Unite reach agreement to stop airport strike

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 [...]

August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Union and BAA in talks to avoid airport strike

Union and BAA in talks to avoid airport strike

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 [...]

August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BAA staff vote in favour for strike action

BAA staff vote in favour for strike action

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 [...]

August 12, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Travel chaos looming as BAA votes for strike action

Travel chaos looming as BAA votes for strike action

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, [...]

Further strikes looming as BA cabin crew reject latest offer

Further strikes looming as BA cabin crew reject latest offer

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 [...]

July 20, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Lloyds axes a further 650 positions

Lloyds axes a further 650 positions

Lloyds Banking Group, which is 41%-owned by the Government, is to wield the axe again on insurance and back office-based staff, as it announces the closure of its network of Halifax-branded agencies. The majority of the 650 job losses will be at Chester and Nottingham - largely based in solicitors and estate agencies, as they [...]

June 30, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BA makes new offer to cabin crew to prevent further strike action

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

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 27, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Summer travel chaos looming as BA union prepares fresh strike ballot

Summer travel chaos looming as BA union prepares fresh strike ballot

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 [...]

June 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BA cabin crew prepare for new strike ballot

BA cabin crew prepare for new strike ballot

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 [...]

June 9, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Further blow for BA as it posts record annual loss

Further blow for BA as it posts record annual loss

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 [...]

May 21, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BA successful in High Court, strikes cancelled

BA successful in High Court, strikes cancelled

Passengers will breathe a sigh of relief this morning after British Airways (BA) was successful in preventing the latest series of strikes by its cabin crew staff. The Unite union had announced that cabin crew would strike for four separate five-day strikes in May and June - the first strike was due to start today. [...]

May 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BA seeking High Court injunction to prevent further cabin crew strikes

BA seeking High Court injunction to prevent further cabin crew strikes

Last week, the Unite union 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, [...]

May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Further strikes possible at BA as cabin crew reject offer

Further strikes possible at BA as cabin crew reject offer

The Unite union has said more strikes are possible at British Airways after it “strongly recommended” cabin crew members to reject the latest offer from the airline in a ballot. The offer from BA was aimed at ending a long-running dispute over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze and a switch to part-time working [...]

May 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BA in talks with union to avert strikes

BA in talks with union to avert strikes

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 [...]

March 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More