BA to strike 18th may for 20 days

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British Airways strike dates announced
The British Airways cabin crew union Unite has announced fresh strike dates in its long-running dispute with the airline.

Cabin crew will walk out for four separate five-day strikes in May and June.

The first strike will begin on 18 May, ending on 22 May, with the three further strikes beginning on 24 May, 30 May and 5 June.

Unite members rejected a fresh deal for cabin crew earlier this month.
 
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First of the big unions to flex their muscles

20 days of strikes on the back of the ash saga - odds on BA going under anyone?
 

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Herrumph said:
First of the big unions to flex their muscles

20 days of strikes on the back of the ash saga - odds on BA going under anyone?
Sh!te odds. I'm not risking a penny on that bet as there's no bail-out money left in the kitty. When BA hits the skids, nobody is going to help them.
 
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Herrumph said:
First of the big unions to flex their muscles

20 days of strikes on the back of the ash saga - odds on BA going under anyone?


I wonder How this affect the merger thats ongoing between BA & Iberia?
 
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Mr_Deputy said:
beemer007 said:
Herrumph said:
First of the big unions to flex their muscles

20 days of strikes on the back of the ash saga - odds on BA going under anyone?


I wonder How this affect the merger thats ongoing between BA & Iberia?
can we borrow some scottish poofs to try and sell us our scratch cards?
You not got enough down there :lol:

It could have a big influence in the proposed merger with Iberia and the one with the americans that was talked about
 
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Good I hope they go bust, they'll be more whining in the Union office than on the tarmac.

No good saying we beat the fat cats then is it?

Is it possible for the railworkers union to do bust as well? I can hope.
 

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johnboyzzz said:
Herrumph said:
First of the big unions to flex their muscles

20 days of strikes on the back of the ash saga - odds on BA going under anyone?
Oh dear that would mean the cabin crews wouldn't have a job then :p
So that means that Virgin become UK's national carrier :D
 
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Auld-Yin said:
johnboyzzz said:
Herrumph said:
First of the big unions to flex their muscles

20 days of strikes on the back of the ash saga - odds on BA going under anyone?
Oh dear that would mean the cabin crews wouldn't have a job then :p
So that means that Virgin become UK's national carrier :D
Virgin is a quarter of the size of BA.

Far more likely is that airlines like Lufthansa or Easyjet will smell blood in the water, and move in to pick up the redundant aircraft and passengers.

That said, surely BA has learned its lesson, and has an army of strike breakers ready to come in?
 
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Fcuking spiffing. I'm scheduled to fly with them the day after their 'first' strike. Quite how the previous five days will affect operations is anyones' guess, so I'll count myself lucky if I can fly at all on that day. I'm due to fly with them again in July - if they're still operating. Not my choice in either case. I suspect many will avoid them like the plague (they're already doing so) if this carries on any longer. Fcuking mongs: striking themselves out of a job. How anyone can strike in the present climate is beyone me. They will go under for this a la Pan Am - different circumstances. Same outcome.
 
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Well BA say they have 1.5Bn in reserve to ride out the storm so we'll see if they do survive or not?
 
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They can fekkin well pack that in. I'm due to fly to Denver on the 25th June for 10 days. They could leave me stranded at the other end though ;)
 
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What gets me is that they are some of the best paid cabin crew in the business anyway!
 
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Flying BA to the States on 20th - not really worried, enough regular and volunteer cabin crew will be available to keep most long haul going. I think BA management are playing a blinder in this dispute - end result will be a number of slap encrusted harridans and chaps who are good with colours finding out what the inside of their local Jobcentre looks like.

C_C
 
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Can BA not just announce x number of redundancies, then after the 90 day consultation get rid off them. 20 days this strike how much the next, there gonna lose money anyway.
 
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Why don't they just fly without stewardesses anyway? Now that the jet age glamour of aviation has worn off, I reckon most people would be more than happy for the gate staff to hand out those rather tasty bag meals they used when the catering guys walked out. In fact they could hand them out as soon as you arrived at the airport, given that the airport is more of a trauma than the flight these days.
 
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BuckFelize said:
Fcuking spiffing. I'm scheduled to fly with them the day after their 'first' strike. Quite how the previous five days will affect operations is anyones' guess, so I'll count myself lucky if I can fly at all on that day. I'm due to fly with them again in July - if they're still operating. Not my choice in either case. I suspect many will avoid them like the plague (they're already doing so) if this carries on any longer. Fcuking mongs: striking themselves out of a job. How anyone can strike in the present climate is beyone me. They will go under for this a la Pan Am - different circumstances. Same outcome.
Your Ok Jack Im flying back to blighty on the first strike date and back home on the third.Or maybe not. :?

Fukcers. I really try to support them -I hate RYAINCARELESS and the rest but its with Johonny foreigner from now on.

1 less customer for the future.
 

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