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    British Airways strike action announced

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    JAS

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    British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:22 pm

    Not wanting to worry anyone but forewarned is forearmed.

    BA has just announced a heap of job cuts and a pay freeze...needless to say the unions ain't at all happy and are making threats...

    Unions representing British Airways cabin crew have urged the airline to abandon plans to cut 1,700 jobs and freeze pay.

    Following an emergency meeting with the company, the Unite union called for BA to resume talks or "risk a serious, drawn-out confrontation".

    The full news article is here...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8293995.stm

    IF anyone has booked or is planning to it might be worth making sure you have travel insurance and you're covered in the event of strike action. IMHO it is possible and I wouldn't put it past them as we're already in the middle of wildcat strikes by postal workers that have been going on for a few months now.

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by mrtravel on Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:35 pm

    and all these people saying that the GFC (global financial crisis) is beyond us now....
    BA are really struggling are they? could they go under?

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:38 pm

    mrtravel wrote:and all these people saying that the GFC (global financial crisis) is beyond us now....
    BA are really struggling are they? could they go under?

    I doubt they would be allowed to go under as they're the national flag carrier and own slices of other companies too so I reckon the Government would bail them out if it ever got that far. I had a look at the stock market to see if the news has affected the share holders and the price has only dropped by 0.5% so they don't seem too worried.

    My post was really just to warn anyone thinking of travelling with them in the near future cos i'm fairly sure most airline tickets are non-refundable so at least if warned you can check and take precautions.

    I think there might be some industrial action if BA don't change the plan as the staff have only just finished helping the company out by working for nothing...but as long as the shareholders are kept happy that's what matters Rolling Eyes I'll post an update if there's any more announcements either way.

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:05 pm

    Lastest news on the possibility of BA strike action is that the union are going to ballot cabin crew.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8325917.stm

    Still think this could go either way. The threat of a strike over Christmas might force BA to back down but then again the the post office haven't backed down and the wildcat postal strikes we've been having for a few months have now gone official and national so anything's possible...they're back in talks btw in case anyone is waiting on post from the UK Neutral

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by Admin on Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:07 am

    Postal strikes and airline strikes..... its not too good and happy in the UK now is it? Smile Smile

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:24 am

    Admin wrote:Postal strikes and airline strikes..... its not too good and happy in the UK now is it? Smile Smile

    Never a dull moment here Laughing

    Still no idea when they plan having this ballot. Apparently they're going to have some more talks first with BA.

    Can't say I feel too much sympathy for the cabin crew...according to this they're already paid twice as much as the Virgin crews so hardly surprising that BA are in trouble.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8148759.stm

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:51 pm

    Another little update incase anyone is planning on using BA or has relatives flying out for Christmas.

    The ballot results are now due to be announced on December 14th and if they do strike it would most likely be 21st at the earliest...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8337188.stm

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by penny on Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:04 am

    14th December.... not much time behind then and christmas!

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:06 am

    penny wrote:14th December.... not much time behind then and christmas!

    Yeh it's going to be a nightmare and as far as I know most of their tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable (they always have been when I've flown with them) unless they make an exception in this case...good reason the get travel insurance.

    ...and BA's woes just got worse...on Friday they announced their first ever loss over a summer season and another 1200 job losses.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8345912.stm

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:00 pm

    Results of the strike ballot have just been announced...they voted in favour of a strike.

    Here's the details so far for anyone planning to travel or with family/friends planning to...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8411214.stm
    (link to full news article)

    The strikes are set to begin on 22 December and run until 2 January. They are expected to cause significant disruption over the Christmas period.

    Cabin crew voted overwhelmingly in favour of the strike action.

    This is the announcement on the BA website...

    http://www.britishairways.com/travel/strike-ballot/public/en_gb


    We are aware that Unite, the trade union that represents British Airways' (BA) cabin crew, has announced that its strike ballot has closed with a vote in favour of industrial action between December 22, 2009 and January 2, 2010.

    We are currently reworking our flight schedules for the strike period and aim to announce them as quickly as possible.

    Our intention is to inform affected customers directly if we have their e-mail address or by SMS text if we have their mobile phone number.

    We will use the contact details supplied at the time of booking, so we ask customers to please ensure these are correct and up-to-date:

    Update your contact details through Manage My Booking

    Customer guidelines for changing your booking

    Last Updated: 14:40 - 14 December 2009

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:11 pm

    The latest now is that the High Court have just declared the strike illegal and issued an injunction...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8418805.stm

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:32 pm

    Here we go again...Round 2 Rolling Eyes

    The new ballot is planned for next week and could mean potential strike action over the Easter Holiday period.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8465208.stm

    According to last night's tv news BA boss, Willie Walsh, has emailed staff to ask those planning not to strike to volunteer to help cover.

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:11 pm

    Results of the new ballot have just been announced by the union. The union is currently giving a press announcement on BBC News channel and say...

    81% have voted in favour of strike action.

    They will not announce strike dates today but will hold a meeting first thing in the morning.

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:16 pm

    Finally they've pulled their fingers out and announced strike dates Rolling Eyes

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8563728.stm

    Briefly...

    ...will go on strike for three days from 20 March and for four days from 27 March.

    The Unite union confirmed it would not strike over Easter, but warned there could be further action after 14 April if a resolution had not been agreed...

    However watch this space because there is now a new disagreement between BA and the union...

    ...Another row has broken out between BA and the union about a new offer.

    In addition to strike action, the union announced at a press conference that it would also ballot its members on a new offer from BA tabled earlier this week, but said it would not recommend it...

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    Re: British Airways strike action announced

    Post by JAS on Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:28 pm

    On the remote off-chance any of you or your friends/relatives are planning on travelling with BA during the strike here is the link to their website where you should be able to get some specific information about which flights are/aren't operating...

    http://www.britishairways.com/travel/strike-ballot/public/en_gb?refevent=HOME_URGENT_CENTRE

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