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BA launches big attack on workers

by BA worker
Issue No. 2155

An industrial relations crisis is developing at British Airways (BA) as the impact of the recession hits the company hard. It faces losses in excess of £400 million.

Its response has been to propose a two year pay freeze for workers, the outsourcing of its cargo operation and 1,000 redundancies.

Last week BA workers in the Unite union at Gatwick and Heathrow airports voted through a thumping rejection to the pay freeze on an extremely high turnout. Unite and management are now in talks.

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Tue 9 Jun 2009, 18:52 BST
Issue No. 2155
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