latest on British Airway's strike

#1 Jan 30th, 2007, 00:09
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The BBC is reporting the series of two and three day strikes to be held in February have been called off.I guess some sort of tenative agreement has been reached.The flights that were cancelled for Tuesday and Wednesday are unfortunately still off since it's too late to reschedule them.For people like me who were to be affected in February this is indeed wonderful news.I've been a nervous wreck.
#2 Jan 30th, 2007, 00:21
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Good news indeed, I hope everything works out in the end!
#3 Jan 30th, 2007, 01:12
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Top marks to 'the world's favourite airline' (not my words) for locking us out of their online system and playing us recorded messages from every one of their phone numbers for five or six days - I've been in BA limbo, unable to change my reservations from Tuesday's Heathrow-Chennai flight, grrr. Just to add to the fun we could watch the seat availability diminishing day-by-day on their site. Eventually a friendly travel agent made a two minute phone call for us and it was sorted free of charge. Phew! Come Saturday I lose my India virginity . . .
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I think that's rather an old slogan of theirs, isn't it?

Nowdays they might mutter some nonsense about us having a choice. But if we want to fly Heathrow/Chennai direct, unfortunately we don't. Maybe one day!

Enjoy your trip
#5 Jan 31st, 2007, 20:07
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say 'Yay BA'.

They caused me a lot of stress and strife prior to my trip to India. I was due to fly on Monday, the strike was due to start on Monday, I changed my flight to Sunday, the Monday strike was called off, then the rest of the strike was called off.

So I got an extra day! (I just couldn't face changing plans again after fighting for a hotel room for one extra night)

Yay BA!

What can I say - I am a glass half full kinda girl!
#6 Jan 31st, 2007, 20:19
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Yooz lucky! I'm three days late (and in the end could have flown on Tuesday!), still - it's more time to read indiamike threads and the hassle was probably good training (lol). Have fun.
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There we go again -

In sympathy for what's happening elsewhere

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Mar 28, 2011 13:51
BA cabin crew have voted eight to one in favour of strike action, the trade union Unite saying how determined its members are to fight 'anti-union' measures.

The vote in favour of further action, the fourth in two years raises the prospect of a fresh round of strikes this Easter although no dates have been announced and talks continue.

The dispute, which started over a disagreement of new rosters, has now become over how Unite members who went on strike for 22 days list year, were treated by the airline including the rescinding of travel perks.
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#8 Mar 29th, 2011, 15:27
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I'm all in favour of fighting "anti-union measures". Especially when I'm not about to fly anywhere
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Already nervous travelers are moving to AA and Lan (atleast for destinations in the Americas) BA should be dismantled into smaller regional companies UKG will not let it fail.
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Overwhelming vote to strike by BA cabin crew

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BA's dispute with its cabin crew is easily the most protracted dispute in UK aviation history. In October, a deal was agreed between the airline's then-chief executive, Willie Walsh, and Unite's then-joint general secretary, Tony Woodley. They agreed to put an offer on restoring staff travel and disciplinaries to a vote.
This is the core of the dispute. NRSA/NRSP (Non Rev Space Available/Positive) travel and passes for the family to travel. Each industry gives perks to its employees, Auto industry does, Grocery stores do, Distillers do, Computer companies do...

An Easter strike would piss off revelers and families heading to warmer climes.

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