Next strike - BA staff to strike in peak summer holiday season

The dispute stems from BA using “fire and rehire” practices to cut workers’ pay during the pandemic when they could not fight back, the GMB union said.

“All our members are asking for – and these are primarily low-paid women – is for BA to reinstate the 10% taken from them during the pandemic,” a GMB spokesperson said.

BA said earlier: “After a deeply difficult two years which saw the business lose more than £4bn, these colleagues were offered a 10% payment for this year which was rejected.

“We remain fully committed to talks with our trade unions about their concerns and we hope that together we can find a way to reach an agreement in the best interests of our people and our customers.”

GMB said while BA was offering a 10% one-off bonus for this year, the union is demanding that the 10% pay cut imposed on workers during the pandemic be reversed permanently.

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GMB said while BA was offering a 10% one-off bonus for this year, the union is demanding that the 10% pay cut imposed on workers during the pandemic be reversed permanently.

The union also pointed out that bosses’ pay had returned to pre-pandemic levels, and the chief executive of BA’s parent company IAG, Luis Gallego, is in line for a £4.9m payout this year if he hits all his targets.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/23/heathrow-faces-summer-…

Who the hell could not be supportive of this ffs given the execs' pay is back to normal levels, it's Dickensian.  The summer of discontent is upon us!

I struggled to follow this 

So they were fired and rehired 

Now are striking over the terms on which they were rehired?

I think BA did the same with their pilots?

Teachers and nurses will be the big ones. 

Teachers a nightmare because people can’t work effectively with the sprogs home, as we learnt in the pandemic, so there’s a massive productivity impacting 

Nurses because hospitals are fvcked already, it affects the Tory’s older voter base the most and the optics of people like Rees-Mogg saying nurses don’t deserve it are utterly awful 

Train companies paid out nearly £800m to shareholders last year before telling rail unions that employees must take a real-terms pay cut for them to stay afloat.

Won't be laughing when their jobs are automated.

Passengers will sure as fvck secure their tray tables when it's a T-1000 telling them to do it. 

The government aren't going to let teachers or nurses strike. 

BoJo will make Rishi find some more money in the magic money tree 

BA are a bunch of khunts. They sacked their most experienced cabin crew during the pandemic in a really brutal way. 
 

They’ve moaned non-stop about wanting to fly again and now they can they don’t have enough staff since they sacked them all to save money. 

Why do you need cabin staff on short haul apart from to do the safety demonstration and allegedly oversee an emergency evacuation?

Especially not if she didn't have time to get her seat and has head injuries from being launched across the cabin.

You look so tired, unhappy

Bring down the government

They don't, they don't speak for us

 

Might put that album on, not heard it in ages.