Reply To: BA strikers to lose travel perks

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CharlesRhona
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Redflyer: The company had few union members and any strike would have been a token gesture only. The proposed changes actually improved the scheme by guaranteeing the lesser of RPI or 2.5% as opposed to the company previously having discretion only to grant increases. The company stated that they would retain discretion for increases where RPI exceeded 2.5% but each year since the new scheme came into being and where RPI was greater than 2.5% they have refused to provide a discretionary increase on top of the 2.5%. Of course the company’s argument has been that under the previous scheme rules they might not have granted an award at all and that we are actually better off. This despite them providing a RPI increase each year for at least the last 20 years.

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