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 (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

easyJet breastfeeding ruling is human rights victory for working women (

A landmark victory for two easyJet cabin crew will have wide implications for working women wishing to continue breastfeeding after their maternity leave ends, Unite, the country’s largest union, has said. With the support of Unite Legal Services, two members of easyJet’s Bristol based cabin crew, Sara Ambacher and Cynthia McFarlane, mothers of baby boys […]

November 1, 2016

Thomas Cook cabin crew enter further talks after strong vote for strike action (

Members of Britain’s largest union Unite working for Thomas Cook Airlines as cabin crew have backed strike action by three-to-one in a dispute over health and safety concerns and ‘dangerous’ changes to rest breaks it was announced today (Wednesday 25 May). 74.4 per cent of those voting backed taking action as Unite said it would […]

May 26, 2016

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

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

UK: Swissport workers from across the country vote for action (

Workers from the ground handling company Swissport based at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted airports have overwhelmingly voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay. 94 per cent of workers balloted voted in favour of strike action. The massive vote in favour of action has prompted the company to request an urgent […]

October 21, 2013