BAA airport staff vote for strike action

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Found 12th Aug 2010
If you're like me and have a holiday booked from Heathrow or Southampton, Edinburgh, Stansted, Glasgow and Aberdeen on the bank holiday weekend, then you might want to read the link below.

bbc.co.uk/new…851

BAA staff (bankers with a W) have voted in favour of a strike. If a deal cant be made with BAA and the union it will lead to airport closures as it is key staff that will be striking, firefighters, security staff etc

Dates will be released on monday but most likely they will commence it on the bank holiday weekend just when there is an influx of holiday makers.

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Original Poster

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Unlucky

Cameron needs to target these unions and destroy them.

It is astounding how lazy some people are

If it affects me, I might have to go via Manchester

The Unite union, which is fighting a "measly" 1% pay offer, said 74.1% of the 3,054 staff who voted had said yes to strike action. A total of 6,185 staff were balloted.

So, that's 2200 out of 13000 staff voting in favour of the strike. And that's pretty much why I crossed the lines last time my union forced a strike on us. I'm not losing pay for something that only a minority of small-minded idiots want.


lucky to be getting 1 ive not had 1 in 2 years the wifes is now frozen for the next 3 years

just glad to have jobs


if they dont like whats offered quit im sure some of the many unemployed in this country would jump at the chance

Original Poster

they didnt hit their targets yet they want a payrise lol wut. Everyone is facing cutbacks and hard times, hopefully it will all be sorted out but will know more on monday with dates etc and then the fun times of contacting the airline to find out how we go about getting out of the country if they strike on the day of our flight

dxx

The Unite union, which is fighting a "measly" 1% pay offer, said 74.1% of … The Unite union, which is fighting a "measly" 1% pay offer, said 74.1% of the 3,054 staff who voted had said yes to strike action. A total of 6,185 staff were balloted.So, that's 2200 out of 13000 staff voting in favour of the strike. And that's pretty much why I crossed the lines last time my union forced a strike on us. I'm not losing pay for something that only a minority of small-minded idiots want.


Surely it's 2,263 out of the 6,185 who were ballotted.


Hope it doesn't interfere with your holiday plans numpty

chesso

Surely it's 2,263 out of the 6,185 who were ballotted.



Yeah, and the remaining half of the employees weren't even offered the chance to vote.

That's the problem with unions. They don't believe in democracy. The half who weren't even allowed to vote, are they even union members? Strike action affects all staff, with people who're against the strike being morally obliged to partake, or risk consequences.

dxx

Yeah, and the remaining half of the employees weren't even offered the … Yeah, and the remaining half of the employees weren't even offered the chance to vote. That's the problem with unions. They don't believe in democracy. The half who weren't even allowed to vote, are they even union members? Strike action affects all staff, with people who're against the strike being morally obliged to partake, or risk consequences.



I don't see where you are getting that from. The link said that 6,185 were ballotted and half of them bothered to vote, so that was 50% of the union members voted. There wasn't anything about half of the employees not being able/allowed to vote.

chesso

I don't see where you are getting that from. The link said that 6,185 … I don't see where you are getting that from. The link said that 6,185 were ballotted and half of them bothered to vote, so that was 50% of the union members voted. There wasn't anything about half of the employees not being able/allowed to vote.



BAA employs 13k people, 6k were balloted, 2k voted for the strike, 13k are obliged to strike, while 11k either weren't asked, weren't fussed, or were against it.

BAA employs 13k people, 6k were balloted, 2k voted for the strike, 13k … BAA employs 13k people, 6k were balloted, 2k voted for the strike, 13k are obliged to strike, while 11k either weren't asked, weren't fussed, or were against it.


Right, I see what you mean now, if there are 13K employees. How did you know that????

The strike call - if it comes - only applies to the union members though, so I would imagine that they wouldn't bother having a strike as there are so many non-union. There was a mention of another union who had also voted to strike though.

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Looks like a deal has been made woooooooooooop

bbc.co.uk/new…594
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