Unite News http://www.google.co.uk/ The latest stories Unite. en-gb Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:32:57 GMT Copyright (C) www.rippleffect.com 15 Cleaners call-off strike action at Manchester Airport following a festive pay boost Hundreds of cleaners at Manchester Airport have called-off industrial action having secured an extra £850 a year, plus double time for working over Christmas and the new year. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/cleaners-call-off-strike-action-at-manchester-airport-following-a-festive-pay-boost/default.aspx tcm:11-32733 Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:29:40 -0000 Wake up call for Heathrow bosses as airport workers back industrial action Unite is urging Heathrow bosses to recognise the sizeable discontent that remains among security staff, engineers and firefighters at the UK’s largest airport over holiday pay and imposed cuts to terms and conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/wake-up-call-for-heathrow-bosses-as-airport-workers-back-industrial-action/default.aspx tcm:11-32618 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:33:06 -0000 Widespread disruption at Gatwick expected as ‘bucks not burgers’ workers vote for strike action Widespread disruption is expected at Gatwick airport later this month after over 200 workers employed on the Norwegian airline baggage handling contract voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/widespread-disruption-at-gatwick-expected-as-bucks-not-burgers-workers-vote-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-32587 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:34:08 -0000 Unite launches legal action on behalf of former Monarch workers “We would urge former Monarch workers to lodge their details with Unite to help ensure they get the financial compensation they are legally entitled to.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-launches-legal-action-on-behalf-of-former-monarch-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-32495 Wed, 4 Oct 2017 12:17:57 -0000 Government accused of ‘sitting on its hands’ over Monarch’s future The government’s Brexit uncertainty and failure to intervene contributed to Monarch going into administration. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-accused-of-sitting-on-its-hands-over-monarchs-future/default.aspx tcm:11-32459 Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:55:45 -0000 Members to be balloted for strike action in ‘bucks, not burgers’ Gatwick baggage handling dispute Unite regional officer Jamie Major said: “Workers want bucks, not burgers; our members are not going to be palmed off with a few burnt sausages on a barbecue, instead of a pay rise." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/members-to-be-balloted-for-strike-action-in-bucks-not-burgers-gatwick-baggage-handling-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32450 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:40:39 -0000 100 per cent vote for strike action at Manchester Airport Low paid cleaners at Manchester Airport employed by Mitie Cleaning and Environmental services have voted solidly in favour of strike action in their campaign for fair pay following a two year pay freeze. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/100-per-cent-vote-for-strike-action-at-manchester-airport/default.aspx tcm:11-32434 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:54:59 -0000 Unite calls for public inquiry into the dangers of toxic aircraft cabin air “The airline industry has been aware for years of the problem of contaminated cabin air and too many lives have been ruined for it to be swept under the carpet." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-public-inquiry-into-the-dangers-of-toxic-aircraft-cabin-air/default.aspx tcm:11-32314 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:54:48 -0000 Unite calls on airlines to follow easyJet and fit cabin air filters to combat toxic cabin air The union is calling on the airline industry to monitor cabin air and for an independent inquiry so that dangers can be fully assessed and investigated in an open forum. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-airlines-to-follow-easyjet-and-fit-cabin-air-filters-to-combat-toxic-cabin-air/default.aspx tcm:11-32282 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:15:50 -0000 Unions demand urgent talks over British Airways pension closure “Both unions jointly demand urgent talks to discuss both the impact of this announcement, if a solution can be found and, if not, the consequences the airline may face.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-demand-urgent-talks-over-british-airways-pension-closure/default.aspx tcm:11-32194 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:27:06 -0000 Unite warns workers will not accept burgers for bucks in Gatwick baggage dispute Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned that its members employed on the Norwegian airline baggage handling contract, will not accept ‘burgers instead of bucks’ in a pay dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-workers-will-not-accept-burgers-for-bucks-in-gatwick-baggage-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32190 Thu, 7 Sep 2017 12:27:13 -0000 Unite chief calls on British Airways to use ‘pause for peace’ to resolve cabin crew dispute Writing to BA boss Alex Cruz, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “You will be aware that we have not issued any further notice for strike action which will currently end on 30 August. This is in order to create a ‘pause for peace’ so that our respective teams can get around the table with a view to securing a mutually accepted resolution to the current dispute." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-chief-calls-on-british-airways-to-use-pause-for-peace-to-resolve-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-32065 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:43:24 -0000 Major cabin crew survey reveals tide of drunken and anti-social behaviour on UK flights An airline industry code of conduct on disruptive passengers is failing to stem the tide of drunken and anti-social behaviour at UK airports and on flights from the UK, according to a major survey of over 4,000 cabin crew working for British-based airlines http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/major-cabin-crew-survey-reveals-tide-of-drunken-and-anti-social-behaviour-on-uk-flights/default.aspx tcm:11-31971 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0000 British Airways urged to enter talks or face mounting costs in cabin crew dispute Warning that its members remained as determined as ever, Unite called on the airline to use the money it was spending on ‘wet leasing’ aircraft from airlines such Qatar Airways to solve the dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ba-urged-to-enter-talks-or-face-mounting-costs-in-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31961 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:29:14 -0000 Unite calls on British Airways to hammer out a deal to avoid more August strikes Today sees the 58th strike day by mixed fleet cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-on-british-airways-to-hammer-out-a-deal-to-avoid-more-august-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-31883 Thu, 3 Aug 2017 11:52:14 -0000 Hospital workers, cabin crew and bank workers in ‘hat-trick’ of London protests Striking hospital workers, cabin crew and Bank of England staff will be coming together for a series of protests in London tomorrow (Thursday 3 August) to highlight their fight for better pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hospital-workers-cabin-crew-and-bank-workers-in-hat-trick-of-london-protests/default.aspx tcm:11-31873 Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:08:24 -0000 Colossal profits confirm BA can easily afford to end obscenity of cabin crew poverty The country's national carrier, British Airways, can easily afford to resolve its long-running pay dispute with its poverty pay mixed fleet cabin crew workforce, according to Unite. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/colossal-profits-confirm-ba-can-easily-afford-to-end-obscenity-of-cabin-crew-poverty2/default.aspx tcm:11-31822 Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:27:44 -0000 British Airways cabin crew extend strike action by a further two weeks Oliver Richardson said: “Attempts by British Airways to bribe cabin crew into not striking with a £250 bung represent a crude attempt to sow division and will ultimately fail. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-cabin-crew-extend-strike-action-by-a-further-two-weeks/default.aspx tcm:11-31705 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:23:26 -0000 Government urged to urgently secure freedom to fly in Europe to ease growing uncertainty Len McCluskey: “A failure by the UK government to urgently secure an early agreement and deal with ownership requirements risks damaging our world leading airline industry and the tens of thousands of livelihoods which rely on it." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-urged-to-urgently-secure-freedom-to-fly-in-europe-to-ease-growing-uncertainty/default.aspx tcm:11-31652 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:03:25 -0000 Striking British Airways cabin crew get MPs’ backing MPs will be joining striking cabin crew from British Airways’ mixed fleet outside parliament to show their solidarity with the workers who are involved in a long running dispute over pay and the sanctioning of striking cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-british-airways-cabin-crew-get-mps-backing/default.aspx tcm:11-31590 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:00:06 -0000 Striking cabin crew in Qatar HQ protest as Unite launches ‘wet lease’ legal action Striking members of British Airways’ mixed fleet cabin crew are set to protest outside the headquarters of Qatar Airways http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-cabin-crew-in-qatar-hq-protest/default.aspx tcm:11-31519 Tue, 4 Jul 2017 16:39:57 -0000 British Airways accused of seeking to ‘punish’ workers on ‘poverty pay’ Commenting Unite national officer Oliver Richardson said: “Vindictive threats from British Airways amount to corporate bullying from an airline more interested in punishing workers on poverty pay than addressing why cabin crew have been striking." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-accused-of-seeking-to-punish-workers-on-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-31489 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:46:54 -0000 Aviation authority urged to block British Airways leasing Qatari aircraft to cover strike Unite today is calling on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to turn down an application by British Airways to charter or ‘wet lease’ nine Qatari registered Airbus that it wants to provide cover for a two week strike by mixed fleet cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/aviation-authority-urged-to-block-british-airways-leasing-qatari-aircraft-to-cover-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-31423 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:09:16 -0000 BA mixed fleet cabin crew announce two week strike amid blacklisting accusations Unite members working for British Airways’ mixed fleet announced a two week strike today after the airline refused to accept the union’s final compromise position on the outstanding issue of the sanctioning of striking cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/ba-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-announce-two-week-strike-amid-blacklisting-accusations/default.aspx tcm:11-31376 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:01:51 -0000 Unite questions British Airways’ desire to resolve mixed fleet cabin crew dispute Expressing deep frustration, Unite said it would be writing to British Airways with a final compromise position on the outstanding issue of the sanctioning of striking cabin crew. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-questions-british-airways-desire-to-resolve-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-31349 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:51:58 -0000 Unite takes action against diesel fumes ‘time bomb’ A major new initiative to protect workers from the ticking time bomb caused by exposure to diesel fumes has been launched today (Friday 28 April) by Unite, the UK’s largest union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-take-action-against-diesel-fumes-time-bomb/default.aspx tcm:11-30875 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:45:54 -0000 Government urged to secure ‘open skies’ agreement early in Brexit negotiations “The UK government must secure these current freedoms for UK airlines as a matter of urgency in upcoming Brexit negotiations to ease job fears and stabilise confidence in the industry." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-urged-to-secure-open-skies-agreement-early-in-brexit-negotiations/default.aspx tcm:11-30473 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:57:08 -0000 Striking cabin crew to take low pay battle to British Airways Brighton landmark “We would urge the public and customers of the i360 to offer their support and stand with British Airways’ mixed fleet cabin crew and say ‘BA low pay no way.’” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-cabin-crew-to-take-low-pay-battle-to-british-airways-brighton-landmark/default.aspx tcm:11-30213 Fri, 3 Mar 2017 13:15:04 -0000 BA cabin crew tell of life on poverty wages At strike HQ at Bedfont Football Club near Heathrow, two young BA cabin crew explain the misery of working for BA. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/ba-cabin-crew-tell-of-life-on-poverty-wages/default.aspx tcm:11-30144 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:15:29 -0000 British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew announce further wave of strikes as profits rise The latest round of strikes involving mixed fleet cabin crew working long and short haul flights out of Heathrow will run for seven days from 00:01 Friday 3 March to 23:59 Thursday 9 March. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-announce-further-wave-of-strikes-as-profits-rise/default.aspx tcm:11-30128 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:16:31 -0000 Gatwick workers to ballot for strike action over poverty pay Unite members at Gatwick Airport, employed in assisting passengers with reduced mobility, will this week begin voting for strike action in a dispute over pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gatwick-workers-to-ballot-for-strike-action-over-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-30030 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:27:45 -0000 British Airways mixed fleet pile on the pressure over poverty pay with more strike days Unite regional officer Matt Smith said: ""We would urge British Airways to reconsider its costly intransigence and enter talks at Acas and reach an agreement." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-mixed-fleet/default.aspx tcm:11-29950 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:26:48 -0000 British Airways urged to settle poverty pay dispute or face four more days of strikes British Airways should focus on addressing poverty pay in its mixed fleet, rather than continuing to waste hundreds of thousands of pounds on chartering in aircraft to cover striking workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-urged-to-settle-poverty-pay-dispute-or-face-four-more-days-of-strikes/default.aspx tcm:11-29926 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:34:31 -0000 Striking British Airways cabin crew take poverty pay battle to parliament Around 100 striking cabin crew working for British Airways’ mixed fleet are set to lobby parliament tomorrow. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-british-airways-cabin-crew-take-poverty-pay-battle-to-parliament/default.aspx tcm:11-29869 Mon, 6 Feb 2017 15:57:11 -0000 British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew get set for six days of strikes over poverty pay The main picket line will be at Hatton Cross, next to the Tube station. It will be in operation from 09:00 on Sunday 5 February. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-get-set-for-six-days-of-strikes-over-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-29854 Fri, 3 Feb 2017 15:29:27 -0000 British Airways facing six days of strike action by mixed fleet cabin crew Unite national officer Oliver Richardson said: “Rather than addressing poverty pay, British Airways is spending money hand over fist on chartering in aircraft to cover striking cabin crew. “If it can afford to waste money in such a manner then British Airways can clearly afford to address pay levels which are among the lowest in the industry." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-facing-six-days-of-strike-action-by-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew/default.aspx tcm:11-29771 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:57:41 -0000 Striking cabin crew enlist Marks and Spencer favourite Percy Pig in their battle against poverty pay “As a partner of British Airways and a company which recognises the importance of paying above the living wage, we urge M&S to ask our national carrier to follow its example and pay mixed fleet cabin crew a decent wage.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-cabin-crew-enlist-marks-and-spencer-favourite-percy-pig-in-their-battle-against-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-29691 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:35:31 -0000 Strong support for British Airways cabin crew in strike against poverty pay Day one of a three day strike by cabin crew working for British Airways’ mixed fleet was being strongly supported today, with striking crew members joining picket lines at Heathrow Airport to protest over poverty pay. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strong-support-for-british-airways-cabin-crew-in-strike-against-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-29675 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:51:38 -0000 British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew get set for three day strike over poverty pay The 72-hour stoppage beginning at 00:01 follows last week’s two day stoppage, which saw hundreds of mixed fleet cabin crew stay away from work and mount picket lines around Heathrow airport. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-get-set-for-three-day-strike-over-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-29649 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:49:10 -0000 Pay takes off for Virgin Atlantic Airlines crew Pay for thousands of Virgin Atlantic Airlines crew has taken off after constructive negotiations between Unite and Virgin delivered a pay deal worth more than double the current rate of inflation (RPI) for thousands of cabin crew and significantly above inflation for on-board managers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pay-takes-off-for-virgin-atlantic-airlines-crew/default.aspx tcm:11-29647 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:15:29 -0000 British Airways’ ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew announce second wave of strike action British Airways’ ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew working on long and short haul flights out of Heathrow Airport will be taking part in a three day strike next week in their dispute over poverty pay http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-mixed-fleet-cabin-crew-announce-second-wave-of-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-29602 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:24:58 -0000 Unite hails ‘fantastic’ support as British Airways cancels flights “British Airways needs to get its head out of the sand and realise that this is a group of workers who are not afraid to take further strike action in their fight to be paid a decent wage." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-hails-fantastic-support-as-british-airways-cancels-flights/default.aspx tcm:11-29589 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:57:59 -0000 Time for BA to address cabin crew concerns over poverty pay "We would urge British Airways to listen to our members and address their legitimate concerns over poverty pay." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/time-for-ba-to-listen-to-and-address-cabin-crews-concerns-over-poverty-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-29566 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:41:20 -0000 Unite reveals membership surge ahead of British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ 48-hour strike Unite has revealed that over 800 cabin crew from British Airways’ ‘mixed fleet’ had joined the union since the start of the dispute over poverty pay, taking the union’s membership to over 2,900. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-reveals-membership-surge-ahead-of-british-airways-mixed-fleet-48-hour-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-29553 Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:01:25 -0000 British Airways cabin crew announce new strike dates as airline refuses talks Unite cabin crew members working for British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ announced a 48-hour strike after the airline refused to extend the mandate of the strike vote to allow for talks to resolve an ongoing dispute over ‘poverty pay’ to continue. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/british-airways-cabin-crew-announce-new-strike-dates-as-airline-refuses-talks/default.aspx tcm:11-29509 Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:40:22 -0000 Unite: cabin crew agree to suspend British Airways Christmas strike Unite has confirmed that the Christmas strike by British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew has been suspended. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-cabin-crew-agree-to-suspend-british-airways-christmas-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-29503 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:13:46 -0000 Breakthrough in Swissport dispute as Unite calls off Christmas strike action A breakthrough on the pay and conditions of baggage handlers, check-in staff and ground crew employed by Swissport has seen Unite announce today that a pre-Christmas strike has been called off. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/breakthrough-in-swissport-dispute-as-unite-calls-off-christmas-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-29467 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:53:28 -0000 Unite warns British Airways against misleading statements on pay Unite warned British Airways against making misleading statements while talks at the conciliation service Acas were ongoing today. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-british-airways-against-misleading-statements-on-pay/default.aspx tcm:11-29457 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:31:13 -0000 Unite welcomes talks to resolve BA cabin crew dispute Comment on the talks between Unite the union and British Airways scheduled to take place tomorrow. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-welcomes-talks-to-resolve-ba-cabin-crew-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-29446 Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:26:54 -0000 Baggage handlers’ strike set to hit UK airports next week, says Unite Travellers at airports across the UK will be hit by two days of strikes as workers at Swissport, the world’s largest ground and cargo handler, go on strike for two days. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/baggage-handlers-strike-set-to-hit-uk-airports-next-week-says-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-29444 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:48:45 -0000