United Kingdom - Ballot of British Airways cabin crew begins - May 30, 2011

On 30 May, the long-running dispute between British Airways and its cabin crew came a step close to ending as the ballot on the settlement negotiated between the airline and Unite the union opened. Unite has posted ballot papers to nearly 10,000 crew with a letter from its general secretary, Len McCluskey, recommending a vote in favour of the agreement. The poll on the latest attempt to end the industrial conflict will close on 22 June, 18 months after Unite opened its first strike ballot on the dispute. The agreement includes a two-year pay deal and the return of travel perks for 6,700 of staff who took part in 22 days of walkouts in 2010. It also gives the ACAS conciliation service a role in arbitrating the cases of staff who were sacked or disciplined during the dispute. If accepted by the crew, the deal will be implemented with immediate effect.

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This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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