British Airways is the only company proposing to fire all its 42,000 staff and re-hire those that survive on inferior terms and conditions of employment. Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has called BA a "cash cow" for its owners and called for its allocation of lucrative landing slots to be reviewed.
The story of BA's Betrayal of its workforce keeps making news.
This explanation of BA's financial position by a team of accountants, lays bare the lie that BA is being forced to act in the way it is due to financial pressures. This is simply not the case.
There is a huge groundswell of anger at the way BA has used Covid-19 to drive in unnecessary and unconnected changes. The public, celebrities, prominent politicians and journalists have all come together to say to BA that its actions are wrong.
This groundswell has been mobilised by reps and the campaign #BAbetrayal – a ‘crisis leverage campaign, which is part of Unite’s Leverage strategy.
‘Crisis leverage’ applies many of the same principles and takes a similarly robust, muscular approach but in a much more streamlined, nimble way. In a crisis like the current coronavirus pandemic, with a company behaving like British Airways, we have to move fast and to scale.
Find out more and support the #BAbetrayal campaign by following the links below.
British Airways and its owners IAG have cynically used the global health pandemic to destroy jobs and attack workers’ terms and conditions – slashing wages by up to 70 per cent. Unite will not tolerate this.
Unite is calling on British Airways to:
- Withdraw the Section 188 notice and threat of dismissal
- Negotiate in good faith with Unite
- Agree for any proposed changes to pay, terms and conditions to be temporary and to be returned in line with increased revenue
Back BA workers, tell BA to end the betrayal. Sign the petition today