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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 April 2010

STOP PRESS - BA dispute

In a recent meeting of Unite's London regional committee a representative of British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA) reported that progress had been made in talks with BA management but two sticking points remain.

One is the withdrawal of the staff travel discount and the other is the 40 BASSA members victimised by the company. Further meetings between the leaderships of BASSA and Unite are scheduled at the time of writing and if no progress can be made on these outstanding issues then further strikes could be called by the end of the week.

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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