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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 July 2017

BA cabin crew blacklisting strike starts

BA strikers protest outside M&S on Oxford Street, 21 January photo Neil Cafferky, photo Neil Cafferky

BA strikers protest outside M&S on Oxford Street, 21 January photo Neil Cafferky, photo Neil Cafferky   (Click to enlarge)

Mixed fleet cabin crew started a 16-day strike on 1 July. Up until the start of the latest strike, mixed fleet cabin crew had been on strike for 26 days.

The strike is over pay and the sanctioning of striking workers which as Unite say is tantamount to blacklisting. Sanctions have included cabin crew seeing bonus payments worth hundreds of pounds taken away and the removal of staff travel concessions.

It is clear just from the full car park at Bedfont Football club where the strikers meet that this strike is very well supported. There's a very determined mood with 30 more mixed fleet cabin crew joining Unite just today. If anything the protest lines around Heathrow are bigger than ever.

The strikers took their protest on the road too, with a protest at the Qatar airline headquarters in Earls Court, west London on 5 July. And on 8 July strikers will be going on the Pride march in central London and will also be attending the Durham Miners Gala.

Chris Newby

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