17 MAY 2010

YOUR WORDS


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.

BTN DISTRIBUTION

BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2019 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 17 MAY 2010

British Airways strike days

BRITISH AIRWAYS expects to carry more than 70% of its customers, or over 60,000 passengers a day, during 20 days of strike action due to start on Tuesday (18 May) and to run until Saturday (22 May).  Then there will be further walkouts on 24-28 May, 30 May-3 June and 5-9 June.  However a last minute High Court action today (17 May) may stop the strike and the union says that it is monitoring the ash cloud problem which might affect its actions.   Transport Secretary Philip Hammond says he will hold talks today with both sides and ACAS, the arbitration organisation, is getting involved as well.  At the end of the day only 57% of the cabin staff voted to walk out.  In the meantime other airlines, notably bmi and Flybe, have been quick to add flights and heavily promote their services.  BA said all services at Gatwick and London City would operate as normal. www.unitetheunion.com www.ba.com

Index/Home page
 

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.
www.btnews.co.uk