16 AUGUST 2010


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


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


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 16 AUGUST 2010

BAA Ltd workers in minority strike call

HEATHROW, and the other five UK airports operated by BAA Ltd, could be forced to close if the Unite union follows up threats to call out its members involved in fire fighting, security and ancillary services after a strike ballot.  A decision is expected today (Monday 16 August) with seven days’ notice required by law for action.  The ballot came after the Unite union rejected a 1% pay offer from BAA.  The turnout was just under 50% of the 6,185 staff balloted.  Of the 3,054 staff who voted 74% or 36% of the total were for a strike, hardly a mandate.  If the strike does go ahead it could prove very disruptive during the very busy holiday period.  AA Travel Insurance tells AERBT that clients are covered on their insurance policies for abandonment or delay, provided the cover was taken out and the holiday booked before the strike action was announced. www.baa.com www.unitetheunion.org

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
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- 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.