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

ITF applauds FC Barcelona rethink of Qatar Airways sponsorship

The ITF has applauded Barcelona football club for considering dropping its lucrative sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways over what club president Josep Maria Bartomeu described as “social issues”. The ITF strongly criticised the purchase by Qatar Airways of a 10 percent stake in British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), which was reported on […]

February 6, 2015

British Airways cabin crew ‘ready to strike’ over pay claim (

British Airways is facing the threat of renewed strikes after cabin crew said they were prepared to take industrial action after their pay claims were rebuffed. In a consultative ballot last week among members of the mixed fleet, 95% of crew who voted said they would go on strike. About a third of the eligible […]

June 23, 2014