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BA talks can’t derail struggle

Issue No. 2243

Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite union, says he has held “positive” talks with new British Airways (BA) boss Keith Williams.

Cabin crew at BA are in the middle of a strike ballot in their long-running dispute over attacks on jobs, pay, conditions and their union.

Previous talks achieved nothing except to dissipate the momentum of the dispute and allow former boss Willie Walsh to victimise workers.

More than 50 have been suspended or sacked, including many leading union activists.

The ballot ends on 28 March. Crew need to go all out to deliver a huge yes vote for strikes—and not allow “talks” to derail the struggle.

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Tue 15 Mar 2011, 18:46 GMT
Issue No. 2243
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