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The pay cut offered by the BASSA for its cabin crew members was offered only as a loan, was for two years, and was fully repayable (not just to be re-instated at previous levels) after that time.
It did nothing to address the structural cost issues BA faces.
BASSA refused to examine BA’s accounts, offered “savings” of £170m which were independently audited by PwC and found to total less than £52m. Over THREE TIMES less than claimed.
BASSA then refused to negotiate on a settlement for over a year, and was then frozen out of even internal Union negotiations by its parent Union, Unite.
Cabin crew were offered a pay rise in BA’s latest offer.
Unite are most certainly not happy to keep paying for the astronomical cost of a range of legal challenges the dysfunctional BASSA has launched against BA, and especially so since BASSA does not have a good track record of winning such cases.
Unite has already required a levy on its other members to pay for these costs being incurred by BASSA.
Unite (which is already on shaky financial ground itself) risks being sued for the entire cost of any futher strike action, a cost which would fall hard on the hard-pressed pockets of its membership.
Please don’t cloud the issue without full context, and by misrepresenting facts.