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13 October 2009
British Airways (BA) have announced that 1,700 jobs will go amongst cabin crew. 1,000 workers will take voluntary redundancy and a further 3,000 will move to part time work. This is due to take effect...
21 January 2009
The government's decision to give the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow has dominated headlines in London, writes Neil Cafferky.
14 January 2009
ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNERS staged a peaceful protest in Heathrow's Terminal One building on 12 January - part of ongoing opposition to the airport's proposed expansion...
2 April 2008
TWO HUNDRED flights cancelled in three days, 20,000 bags left behind and a three-hour wait to re-claim baggage on arrival, writes Mark Pickersgill.
27 February 2008
Tommy Sheridan, speaking in 2007
28 June 2007
AS THE lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrate Pride on 30 June, has equality arrived at last, as a headline in the gay press claimed recently...
7 February 2007
A WORKER at British Airways (BA) at Heathrow told the socialist his opinion of last week's deal for cabin crew negotiated by TGWU general secretary Tony Woodley and BA chief executive Willie Walsh...
1 February 2007
But workers must prepare for future attacks THE PLANNED two-day strike of British Airways cabin crew on 30-31 January was called off following a deal between their union, the TGWU, and BA management...
25 January 2007
Editorial: BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) cabin crew have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action...
25 January 2007
BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) cabin crew have voted overwhelmingly for strike action...
1 December 2005
THE TGWU is under threat of its funds being "sequestrated" as a result of the strike by baggage handlers in support of Gate Gourmet workers last August...
9 August 2003
A SENIOR shop steward at British Airways (BA) spoke to the socialist about the settlement reached with the company after the spontaneous strikes by check-in staff at Heathrow airport...
9 November 2001
THE WORLD'S economy is headed for what could be the biggest recession for half a century. And as usual in a class-ridden society, the bosses are trying to make workers pay for this crisis in their capitalist system...
28 September 2001
THE WORLD economy is rapidly approaching recession. It's not only a response to the tragic events in New York but longer-term problems such as overproduction. Share markets dropped steadily after profits...
23 June 2000
THE MAIN air traffic control computer failed on 17 June, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. This was inconvenient enough for people wanting to travel but it once again exposed New Labour's privatisation...
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