Reply To: 83.2% Vote for Industrial Action

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Below are the items at the root cause of this Industrial Action. The vast majority would cost BA nothing – zero financially to implement as they are currently punitive actions innititiated by BA, several of which the legitimacy is being adjudicated through the courts at this time.

BA has the opportunity to bring a halt to this IA. Now the pugnacious Walsh is not directly involved one would hope some emotional intelligence would prevail.

1. The immediate restoration of staff travel concessions, in full, to the crew from whom they were taken.

2. Binding arbitration, through ACAS, of all cabin crew disciplinary cases related to the original dispute.

3. The restoration of all earnings docked from crew who were genuinely off sick during strike dates.

4. Full and proper discussion of the trade union facilities agreement at the company with the immediate removal of all threats and sanctions made by the company in relation to this.

5. The immediate cessation of actions taken against elected representatives of cabin crew, including; victimization; intimidation and exclusion.

6. The introduction of mixed fleet on different terms and conditions without agreement with the union.

7. The discrimination applied to union members in the allocation of part time contracts and transfers in breach of the Ops and Choice framework.

8. The company’s continued and specific disregard for necessary union agreement in advance of any application of the disruption agreement.

9. The continued use of volunteer and/or temporary crew from outside the recognised NSP on both the Eurofleet and Worldwide fleets and their employment on terms and arrangements outside of existing agreements between BA and the union.

10. The company’s offer of a separate pay settlement and variations to terms and conditions for those willing to accept non-negotiated changes to their contracts.

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