British Airways pilots strike for workers’ fair share of profits

Industrial action by British Airways pilots is a sign that workers must receive their fair share of aviation sector profits, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. Pilots took strike action yesterday and on Monday after a breakdown in pay negotiations between BA management and the ITF-affiliated British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA). The key […]


September 11, 2019

British Airways union crowdfunds more than £65,000 in three days for sacked cabin crew in Hong Kong (independent.co.uk)

The GoFundMe campaign has exploded, with thousands of people pledging their support. By Helen Coffey A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for British Airways cabin crew in Hong Kong who have been made redundant has gained £67,787 in pledges. The GoFundMe campaign, set up by unions Bassa and Mixed Fleet Unite, has racked up the […]


October 3, 2018

British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew overwhelmingly back pay deal and end long running dispute (unitetheunion.org)

Cabin crew working for British Airways’ mixed fleet have overwhelmingly voted to accept a pay deal that brings their long running dispute to an end Britain’s largest union, Unite announced today (Tuesday 31 October). 84 per cent backed the deal which was hammered out in talks between British Airways and their union Unite. As a […]


October 31, 2017

Union calls for fresh talks in BA cabin crew dispute (buyingbusinesstravel.com)

Cabin crew union Unite has urged British Airways to “get around the negotiating table” in the long-running dispute. This week the industrial dispute over pay and conditions is set to go past the 70-day mark for strike action by members of BA’s “mixed fleet” crew. The current 14-day strike by Unite members is due to […]


August 15, 2017

International solidarity bolsters union in BA Argentina battle

The Asociación Argentina de Aeronavegantes (AAA) has welcomed the solidarity of the ITF and Unite the Union in the UK as it fights to stop British Airways (BA) closing its Buenos Aires EZE hub and laying off cabin crew based there. Unite’s BASSA branch (the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association – which is exclusively […]


June 14, 2017

Strong support for British Airways cabin crew in strike against poverty pay (unitetheunion.org)

Day one of a three day strike by cabin crew working for British Airways’ mixed fleet was being strongly supported today (Thursday 19 January), with striking crew members joining picket lines at Heathrow Airport to protest over poverty pay. Drawing massive support from airport workers and the public, the members of Britain’s largest union, Unite […]


January 20, 2017

Gatwick British Airways cabin crew face drastic wage cuts or dismissal

Over the last few days British Airways captain and crew has been praised for Las Vegas plane fire response. Passenger Lynne Alexander described to the BBC the horrific scenes that could have ended in serious injuries or even fatalities, had it not been for cabin crew heroes who skilfully managed the emergency evacuation: “I was […]


September 11, 2015

Unions applaud crew and firefighter action over BA2276 evacuation

Three ITF affiliates have joined the federation in praising the actions of firefighters and the crew on board British Airways flight 2276 in evacuating 172 people when the plane caught fire before take-off this morning at Las Vegas airport. Many of the cabin crew are members of the ITF-affiliated Unite union based at Gatwick airport […]


September 10, 2015