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BA bosses under pressure as cabin crew dig in with another two-week strike

13 August 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew are digging in for the next two weeks in their ongoing strike—and underneath bosses' carefully maintained facade of normality their action is taking a toll.

BA cabin crew will not be conned by brutish bosses

01 August 2017
Striking cabin crew have squeezed their first concession out of intransigent British Airways (BA) bosses—and refuse to be conned back to work.

'The tide is turning' - BA striker speaks out about aviation industry's longest running strike

28 July 2017
As of Friday British Airways (BA) cabin crew have struck for 70 days. The current four-week strike is set to run to 15 August.

More action timetabled by British Airway workers against bosses’ punishment policy

06 June 2017
British Airways (BA) “mixed fleet” cabin crew are set to return to the picket lines after a three-month break.

Unite members deliver a sky-high vote for more strikes at British Airways

04 April 2017
British Airways (BA) “mixed fleet” cabin crew have voted resoundingly to strike in a second ballot.

British Airway strikers defy management with mass pickets at airports

14 March 2017
BA workers continue their strike against poverty pay from Brutish Airways

British Airways workers rock Brighton

07 March 2017
British Airways (BA) “mixed fleet” cabin crew began their latest walkout against poverty pay with a trip to Brighton on Friday of last week.

Striking for eight days—BA cabin crew escalate the fight in pay struggle

14 February 2017
British Airways “mixed fleet” cabin crew have called eight days of strikes in nine days—escalating the fight against their employers' poverty pay.

BA cabin crew escalate their fight against poverty pay

07 February 2017
A week of strikes against poverty pay by British Airways cabin crew began today, Sunday.

High-flying strikers take on low-down bosses at BA

24 January 2017
‘Mixed fleet’ British Airways cabin crew are waging an inspiring battle against poverty pay. Dave Sewell spoke to workers at London Heathrow airport

BA strikers hit back at bosses who keep them on poverty pay

19 January 2017
Up to 3,000 “mixed fleet” cabin crew began their second strike at British Airways (BA) today, Thursday.

As Heathrow runway decision looms—airport expansion is toxic for the Tories

11 October 2016
Government airport expansion plans will bring widespread noise pollution to south east England—and damage the climate.

British Airways bosses launch new attack on pay

27 October 2015
British Airways (BA) cabin crew in the Unite union have voted by 95 percent to ballot for strikes against attacks on pay, terms and conditions. The turnout was 86 percent.

Thousands join protests over dangerous gas plans in Scotland

13 October 2015
More than 2,000 protesters formed a human chain across the iconic Forth Road Bridge in Scotland last Sunday.

Reports round-up

14 July 2015
New offer in Gunstones bakery dispute | Universal Credit staff set to strike in Glasgow and Bolton | ITV workers accept new pay settlement | Heathrow protesters oppose 'Plane Stupid' new runway | Arrests after demonstration at Israeli arms firm Elbit | Harmondsworth protesters demand an end to refugee detention |

Market caused plane chaos in Britain

16 December 2014
A computer glitch caused chaos over Britain’s skies as flights were grounded. 

Heathrow baggage handlers strike over pay

16 September 2014
Baggage handlers in the Unite union struck at London Heathrow airport on Friday of last week.

Heathrow cargo workers want pay strike

25 June 2013
Workers at Menzies World Cargo in Heathrow airport have voted overwhelmingly to strike against a two year pay freeze. They are members of the Unite union working in cargo and airside trucking.

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