Len McCluskey , the leader of U.K. union Unite, said a workers’ strike at British Airways Plc in 2011 is almost “inevitable” unless agreement on the cabin crew dispute is reached within the next week, the Times reported, citing an interview.
British Airways Plc ’s cabin-crew union has asked pilots to stop undermining a two-year campaign over pay and staffing levels by volunteering as emergency flight attendants during strike action, according to the cockpit union.
British Airways ’s cabin-crew union said it reached an agreement with management aimed at resolving a dispute over pay, staffing levels and the treatment of strikers that has bedeviled the carrier for more than two years.
Bombardier Inc., the world’s biggest trainmaker, will eliminate more than 1,400 jobs at a plant in Derby, England, in a move unions say could threaten the future of Britain’s sole remaining railcar factory.
British Airways Chief Executive Officer Keith Williams said he’s hopeful about settling a two- year dispute with cabin crew after the carrier’s pilots approved a labor agreement that includes a pay raise.
British Airways Plc cabin crew voted for strike action in a two-year dispute over pay and staffing levels, with a greater proportion of those polled favoring a walkout than in the last ballot, the Unite union said today.