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Unions Reject Arbitration At BA

Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:23 pm

Unions representing ground handlers for BA have rejected arbitration in their quest for increased wages. BA are offering 8.5% over 3 years (10.5% if no money into pensions).

I guess balloting for strike action will continue. Last year wildcat strikes at LHR cost BA £40Million. The airline says there is a long way to go before any industrial action actually takes place. Well, just in case, let me book my flight on another airline!

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RE: Unions Reject Arbitration At BA

Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:57 pm

Clealry the unions know that BA's offer is fair - the only reason you wouldn't go to binding arbitration is if you know you're going to lose.

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