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Workplace and TU campaigns / British Airways

27 February 2017

Mixed Fleet cabin crew announce more strike days

"BBC where are you?" was chanted by a lively and loud Unite protest of strikers

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8 February 2017

BA strike: "We're being paid well below what we should be"

Many cabin crew are coming straight off flights onto the picket line.

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25 January 2017

Incensed BA cabin crew strike and protest over pay

Despite freezing temperatures, striking British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew were out in big numbers at the start of their second set of strike days

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11 January 2017

Strikes show workers' power

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.

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10 January 2017

Support BA cabin crews' strike for fair pay

British Airways cabin crew members of Unite are striking for 48 hours

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2 November 2016

Heathrow expansion exposes Tory divisions

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?

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2 March 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including strike action by CCTV workers in Glasgow and British Airways workers fighting outsourcing.

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9 December 2015

Quiz of the year

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.

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23 September 2015

Them & Us

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.

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9 September 2015

Them & Us

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.

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British Airways cabin crew on strike at Heathrow airport, photo Paul Mattsson

British Airways cabin crew on strike at Heathrow airport, photo Paul Mattsson

18 May 2011

BA dispute: Mass meeting votes to put latest agreement to membership

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.

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12 May 2011

British Airways cabin crew balloting on latest offer

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

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20 April 2011

Workplace news in brief

POA strike ballot: The national executive of the POA prison officers' union has decided to conduct an indicative ballot against prison privatisation...

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5 April 2011

Heathrow: Why Furious Workers Walked Out

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)...

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1 February 2011

BA cabin crew dispute enters critical stage

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

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26 January 2011

BA workers vote to fight on

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.

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17 November 2010

Ballot cancelled in BA dispute

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.

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27 October 2010

BA bosses try to control union

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.

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4 August 2010

Talks resume at British Airways

Negotiations between BA management and Unite cabin crew representatives resumed on 2 August and are continuing at the time of writing...

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British Airways cabin crew on strike at Heathrow airport, photo Paul Mattsson

British Airways cabin crew on strike at Heathrow airport, photo Paul Mattsson

7 July 2010

Limited new 'final' offer facing BA cabin crew

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..

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