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7 April 2010

News in brief

Lacking reserve: 'DRILL BABY, drill' was the clarion call of oil hungry Republicans during the last US presidential election...

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British Airways cabin crew on the picket line, photo Paul Mattsson

British Airways cabin crew on the picket line, photo Paul Mattsson

31 March 2010

BA cabin crew strike: 'We shall not be moved'

AS THE second round of strikes by British Airways (BA) cabin crew comes to a conclusion no-one within a ten mile radius of Heathrow could possibly be unaware of what is happening, writes Neil Cafferky.

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24 March 2010

Striking British Airways cabin crew pickets speak to The Socialist

It's been really heartening to get together like this with all your colleagues. The support has been great, horns are going all the time. The fire brigade beeped us. I believe the public support is there...

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24 March 2010

Message of support for striking BA workers from Socialist Party MEP Joe Higgins:

I am writing ahead of your scheduled strike to express my solidarity, as well as the solidarity of my party the Socialist Party and our sister party the Socialist Party of England and Wales, for your campaign to defend your pay and conditions in British Airways...

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Picket line on British Airways cabin crew strike, photo Paul Mattsson

Picket line on British Airways cabin crew strike, photo Paul Mattsson

24 March 2010

Strikers can beat BA bosses

Support grows for cabin crew: "We've been forced into going on strike because the terms and conditions have changed on board the aircraft, writes Neil Cafferky.

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24 March 2010

BA cabin crew can win

The strike action by British Airways cabin crew marks a further stage in private sector industrial struggle since the onset of the economic crisis...

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22 March 2010

British Airways cabin crew strike: report from the picket line

Cabin crew strikes at BA continued to make headlines across the globe yesterday, as the second day of strike action was as solid as the first...

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PCS demonstration through central London during two day strike, photo Paul Mattsson

PCS demonstration through central London during two day strike, photo Paul Mattsson

17 March 2010

BA workers, civil servants: Defending jobs and conditions

The sickening bonanza for the rich goes on; last week the Forbes 'rich list' showed that the number of billionaires on the planet has increased significantly over the last year, and they have seen their incomes soar...

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17 March 2010

Support British Airways cabin crew

The planned seven days of strike action in two separate walkouts on 20-22 March and 27-30 March by British Airways (BA) cabin crew opens up a new chapter in their ongoing dispute with BA management, writes Neil Cafferky.

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12 March 2010

British Airways strike dates set

In a press conference at 11 AM today Len McClusky, Deputy General Secretary of UNITE announced dates for strike action for British Airways cabin staff...

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3 March 2010

Where is the BA cabin crew dispute going?

For the third time in four months hundreds of British Airways cabin crew assembled for a joint branch meeting on 25 February at Kempton Park race course, writes Neil Cafferky.

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26 February 2010

British Airways cabin crew joint branch meeting

For the third time in four months hundreds of British Airways cabin crew assembled for a joint branch meeting on 25 February at Kempton Park race course...

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24 February 2010

British Airways cabin crew v management: Round two

THE UNITE union announced on Monday that British Airways (BA) cabin crew voted overwhelmingly for strike action, writes Neil Cafferky.

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12 February 2010

15 cabin crew 'suspended by BA management '

According to the BBC, 15 members of cabin crew have been suspended by BA management for allegedly making 'inappropriate' comments about the company on social networking sites...

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27 January 2010

Temperature rises at British Airways

The battle between British Airways management and cabin crew intensified in the last week with a series of provocative moves by management in response to cabin crew re-balloting for strike action, writes Neil Cafferky.

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6 January 2010

British Airways cabin crew dispute

The union Unite is preparing to re-ballot British Airways cabin crew for industrial action following the court decision before Christmas that declared a planned 12-day strike illegal...

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17 December 2009

British Airways: Defend the right to strike

Socialist Party statement: On the decision of one judge and at the behest of British Airways bosses, the workers of Britain and their trade unions have been told that the democratic right to strike has been cancelled.

This "disgraceful legal judgment" as the union Unite correctly called it, makes voting in any union ballot almost irrelevant if it does not suit the wishes of the bosses and their friends in the judiciary. Any strike can be declared 'illegal'...

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17 December 2009

Letter of support for BA workers Irish Socialist Party MEP Joe Higgins

The following letter was sent to the BASSA national office in support of the cabin crew strike against the attacks of British Airways management...

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2 December 2009

BA management get tough

In the last few weeks the industrial dispute between British Airways cabin crew and management has become increasingly bitter, writes Neil Cafferky.

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18 November 2009

British Airways merger plan poses new threat to workers

FRIDAY 13TH was the date BA and Iberia announced the details of their proposed merger. While the potential pay-off of a successful merger will prove very lucky for the bank balances of bosses at BA and...

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