Reply To: BA cabin crew set to back new strikes

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The likelihood of a strike has just increased.

BA apologists have blamed BASSA when BA has been able to exploit legal loopholes to overide a significant majority vote. BA have chosen to ignore the strong mandate of its front line and instead of negotiating to address the underlying cause of angst has resorted to legal ploys and PR.

Instead of tackling the real issue, BA’s preferred option of using the law now appears to be found wanting. Hopefully BA will now save the company millions in flawed legal advisors and negotiate pragmatically

Summary of judgement extract ….
There has been a series of cases over the last few years where the Courts have interpreted the industrial action legislation in ever more restrictive ways against trade unions. This judgment should put a halt to that trend. The union must pass on the information that it has about members in its notices, but that is all. It shouldn’t be tripped up by inadvertent errors in complying with the extremely complex balloting requirements.

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