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Secret new offer at BA

Issue No. 2224

A new offer may be on the cards at British Airways (BA)—but cabin crew have no details of it.

BA boss Willie Walsh imposed job cuts in November 2009. Crew have taken 22 days of successful strike action in response.

But action has been stalled since June this year.

Bassa, the cabin crew section of the Unite union, says that Unite joint general secretary Tony Woodley has secured a new offer from BA.

But it had not released any details as Socialist Worker went to press.

There can be no acceptable deal without the reinstatement of crew who have been sacked or suspended during the dispute, the reversal of the job cuts that Walsh imposed last November, or without the reinstatement of workers’ staff travel concessions.

If the deal is a shoddy one, workers should throw it out—and demand that Unite calls fresh strikes immediately.

Nicky Marcus

Suspended Bassa rep Nicky Marcus’ initial disciplinary hearing has been adjourned but is set to reconvene before the end of the month.

BA suspended Nicky after she represented other workers who had been disciplined.

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Tue 19 Oct 2010, 18:53 BST
Issue No. 2224
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