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Solidarity with BA workers

20th March 2010

Unite members working at BA have started a three-day strike against the employer, after BA failed to table acceptable proposals on the issues of job cuts and crews’ fears that management is driving down standards at the airline.

There will also be a demo* at Heathrow this morning (Saturday 20th March) at 10:30am in solidarity with the strikers.

John McDonnell MP, LRC Chair, said:

“This dispute is a prime example of the current industrial relations climate, with the employer not only seeking to win but to break the union too.

“This is an indication of the coming disputes, and requires maximum solidarity. We need to learn the lessons and co-ordinate industrial action across the economy if we are to ensure ordinary people do not pay for this crisis.”


Notes to Editors:

Heathrow is part of John McDonnell MP’s Hayes & Harlington constituency.

The demo is at: Bedfont F.C, The Orchard, Hatton road, Bedfont, Middlesex TW14 8QT

Download the Unite flyer: British Airways Strike - THE FACTS.

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