British Airways cabin crew to strike for 72 hours

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Found 12th Jan
Arrrgh! More stirkes!

This time it's an issue with the BA Cabin crew over their pay. The strike is due to take place from the 19th of Jan which is likely to cause a crazy amount of issues for those planning trips

"Unite claims they are on “poverty” pay rates, with many forced to take on second jobs or turn up for shifts if they are sick because they cannot afford to be off ill."
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they knew the terms of the contract before they signed it, another source I found says it's minimum of £12000 a year + £3 every hour when on shift.

doesn't sound like "poverty" to me (_;) get back to work wagon dragons X)

Waiting for people on here , who are clueless as to the earnings , working conditions , and morale of the staff at BA ..to chuck their opinions on how strikes should be banned etc etc .

Oops beaten to it

plodging

Waiting for people on here , who are clueless as to the earnings , … Waiting for people on here , who are clueless as to the earnings , working conditions , and morale of the staff at BA ..to chuck their opinions on how strikes should be banned etc etc .



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Arsenal1234

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Unfortunately I was second in the moral indignation race to comment .

DarkEnergy2012

they knew the terms of the contract before they signed it, another source … they knew the terms of the contract before they signed it, another source I found says it's minimum of £12000 a year + £3 every hour when on shift.doesn't sound like "poverty" to me (_;) get back to work wagon dragons X)


So not even NMW based on a 40 hour week and the £12k. I also doubt it'd only be 40 hours and imagine its more like 60 - 70 hours on occasions.
Edited by: "SJHan" 12th Jan

stuarthanley

So not even NMW based on a 40 hour week then?


If the figures quoted in first comment are correct it's about £350 a week before deductions . Shocking

stuarthanley

So not even NMW based on a 40 hour week then?



dunno how many hours the initial contract would state but I'm sure BA will adhere to NMW rules on the basic pay, with the add-on per hour I think the actual starting salary for a new recruit must be close to £20,000, some perks like meals & hotel stays as well.

Unite throwing the word poverty around is ridiculous.

DarkEnergy2012

dunno how many hours the initial contract would state but I'm sure BA … dunno how many hours the initial contract would state but I'm sure BA will adhere to NMW rules on the basic pay, with the add-on per hour I think the actual starting salary for a new recruit must be close to £20,000, some perks like meals & hotel stays as well.Unite throwing the word poverty around is ridiculous.


According to glassdoor the average salary for mixed crew is £15600.

DarkEnergy2012

dunno how many hours the initial contract would state but I'm sure BA … dunno how many hours the initial contract would state but I'm sure BA will adhere to NMW rules on the basic pay, with the add-on per hour I think the actual starting salary for a new recruit must be close to £20,000, some perks like meals & hotel stays as well.Unite throwing the word poverty around is ridiculous.



Why is it always a race to the bottom? BA made £1.4bn profit last year. Maybe they could use a little of that to pay their hardworking staff a decent wage? Or perhaps their fat cat directors could endure a pay freeze / forego their bonuses this year to help towards a staff increase in pay?

Why are people always so quick to decry the objective of the rank and file??

Objections*

think of the mixed fleet contract as a probationary period then in a few years if the crew member is the right calibre to progress in BA they are offered Eurofleet or Worldwide at a higher salary + more perks.

If they're not of the right calibre you'll see them on RyanAir X)

Curlyman83

Why is it always a race to the bottom? BA made £1.4bn profit last year. … Why is it always a race to the bottom? BA made £1.4bn profit last year. Maybe they could use a little of that to pay their hardworking staff a decent wage? Or perhaps their fat cat directors could endure a pay freeze / forego their bonuses this year to help towards a staff increase in pay?Why are people always so quick to decry the objective of the rank and file??


Boo hoo can't go on holiday.

First world problems

Curlyman83

Why is it always a race to the bottom? BA made £1.4bn profit last year. … Why is it always a race to the bottom? BA made £1.4bn profit last year. Maybe they could use a little of that to pay their hardworking staff a decent wage? Or perhaps their fat cat directors could endure a pay freeze / forego their bonuses this year to help towards a staff increase in pay?Why are people always so quick to decry the objective of the rank and file??



Absolutely second this. It's always the working class man/woman that suffers to extraordinary profit margins for shareholders. I fully support them in their action and remember folks THEY LOSE PAY by striking, it's not an option taken lightly, it's them making a stand to their directors on 50/60x there wages and they still lose out.
Edited by: "strong1" 12th Jan

good on them

Error440

Boo hoo can't go on holiday.First world problems



Exactly...I love it when people say things like "if they're not happy with their conditions, they can leave!" - well then who's going to get you to your holiday destination if they all leave, ****!? X)

Im glad employers are not obliged to pay those on strike!

Corbyn must be happy

Whats their problem? They get free travel to all the destinations they go to X)

bigweapon07

Whats their problem? They get free travel to all the destinations they go … Whats their problem? They get free travel to all the destinations they go to X)



​their Union told them life wasn't fair.

Curlyman83

Why is it always a race to the bottom? BA made £1.4bn profit last year. … Why is it always a race to the bottom? BA made £1.4bn profit last year. Maybe they could use a little of that to pay their hardworking staff a decent wage? Or perhaps their fat cat directors could endure a pay freeze / forego their bonuses this year to help towards a staff increase in pay?Why are people always so quick to decry the objective of the rank and file??


Gives clueless individuals the opportunity to have a go cos people go on strike and lose pay . They blame unions for calling a strike and being political . These companies , backed by the government , hold out , losing millions , just to keep wages low . All the time being spurred on by right wing ministers . How political is that then ?.
If the minimum wage is that good put everyone on it .

Exactly. I'm sure we've all been inconvenienced at one time or another by strike action, but it's a worker's fundamental right to be able to withhold their labour, and so I fully support anybody who takes that difficult decision.

Curlyman83

Exactly. I'm sure we've all been inconvenienced at one time or another by … Exactly. I'm sure we've all been inconvenienced at one time or another by strike action, but it's a worker's fundamental right to be able to withhold their labour, and so I fully support anybody who takes that difficult decision.


This has been coming for years.. Except the deliberate policy of filling low paid jobs with migrants has slowed it down . Wage deflation by exploiting people from poorer countries .. British people in poor areas hit by low wages year on year .. = Brexit ... You reap what you sow .

Agreed. I haven't seen a pay rise for six years!

Going on strike is never a happy time for anyone, if the companies listen and action what the union wants they can avoid the strikes. Everything can be resolved by communicating but some companies just won't budge until the staff take a stand.

Hope all goes well for the workers and this strike pays up l, even better if it gets resolved sooner and the strike is avoided.
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