Ninety days of talks scheduled with union Unite
British Airways says it is in talks with a union about a plan to dismiss 400 senior cabin crew personnel. After the scheduled 90 days talks with the union Unite, BA thinks it will be able to achieve the cuts by voluntary redundancies. Unite, meanwhile, says it will ensure the airline “keeps its promise of ‘no compulsory’ redundancies”.
“Any attempts to force people wanting to continue working for BA out of a job will be resisted,” said union officer Oliver Richardson.
The discussions follow lengthy battles with unions over pay and staffing in 2010 and 2011, resulting in several damaging strikes. As reported, BA’s parent company IAG is already dealing with the prospect of holiday-season strikes at Iberia.
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