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BA cabin crew begin ballot

Issue No. 2254

Cabin crew at British Airways are voting on a deal to end the long-running dispute at the airline.

They have so far taken 22 days of strikes against imposed job cuts and attacks on terms and conditions.

The deal should be rejected. It agrees to many of the changes and attacks on workers’ conditions that started the strike in the first place.

It accepts the creation of a “mixed fleet”—employing workers on lower pay and worse conditions.

Meanwhile BA cabin crew working on Eurofleet say a new attack has been imposed on their working conditions.

From 1 June they are only allowed to swap places on their rosters a maximum of two times. Previously they could swap an unlimited amount.

The change means arranging things such as childcare will be more difficult.

The ballot closes on 22 June.


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Tue 31 May 2011, 18:33 BST
Issue No. 2254
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