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11 January 2017
After gloating about the decline in strikes to record levels in 2015, just months later, the right-wing Tory press is frothing at the mouth as workers take action on the tube, railways and at airports.
10 January 2017
British Airways cabin crew members of Unite are striking for 48 hours
2 November 2016
For an integrated, environmentally sound, socialist transport system: The recent decision by the cabinet to go ahead with building a third runway at Heathrow has enormous implications for workers at Heathrow and for the local communities. What view should socialists take?
2 March 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including strike action by CCTV workers in Glasgow and British Airways workers fighting outsourcing.
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
23 September 2015
Short dispatches on the different worlds of workers and the rich. 'Pig Gate', death caused by 'fit to work' assessment, hero cabin crew pay cut.
9 September 2015
Short dispatches on the different worlds of capitalists and workers. Rebekah Brooks returns to top job as poor people are encouraged to wrongly plead guilty. Refugee crisis, train station loo charges, British Airways pay cut scandal.
18 May 2011
On 12 May at a mass members' meeting, Unite British Airways (BA)cabin crew voted to put the latest agreement between the union and management to a ballot of the membership, writes Neil Cafferky.
12 May 2011
A mass meeting of Unite cabin crew members at BA has agreed to ballot the wider membership in regard to the company's latest offer to settle the long running dispute
20 April 2011
POA strike ballot: The national executive of the POA prison officers' union has decided to conduct an indicative ballot against prison privatisation...
5 April 2011
BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) staff at Heathrow airport walked out in a wildcat action on 18 July to prevent the company imposing an automated time management scheme (ATR)...
1 February 2011
Addendum added 9/2/11 On 21 January Unite cabin crew at British Airways once again showed their resilience by voting overwhelmingly for strike action
26 January 2011
For the fourth time in 13 months British Airways cabin crew have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action. The ballot returned a 78.5% vote in favour of strike action in a turnout of 7,335 members, writes Neil Cafferky.
17 November 2010
In a dramatic twist to the long running saga of the British Airways cabin crew dispute Unite have cancelled the ballot on the latest offer from the company, writes Neil Cafferky.
27 October 2010
The latest offer by British Airways management to cabin crew aimed at resolving this long running dispute was released on 20 October, writes Neil Cafferky.
4 August 2010
Negotiations between BA management and Unite cabin crew representatives resumed on 2 August and are continuing at the time of writing...
7 July 2010
Although there are some guarantees on terms and conditions that were not in the last offer, the substantive issues that led to the strike have not been addressed, writes British Airways cabin crew began voting on 6 July on a new 'final' offer from the company. Despite the rhetoric of BA management the new offer seems to be similar to the old offer put forward prior to the last round of strikes..
30 June 2010
British Airways: The BA dispute is still continuing but Unite has postponed the latest strike ballot for members to consider an offer from BA...
9 June 2010
Industrial action by BA cabin crew is in the final block of five days. BA chief Willie Walsh may have imagined back in November there would be a quick sprint to victory for management. In reality this...
2 June 2010
"The mood is good on the picket lines"
As the first week of the British Airways (BA) cabin crew strike drew to a close, I spoke to Penny White, a retired cabin crew member who now works for Bassa, the trade union branch within Unite representing the cabin crew, writes Edmund Schluessel, Socialist Party Cardiff East.
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