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British Airways Flight Attendants Plan July Strike

British Airways Flight Attendants Plan July Strike

Flight attendants at British Airways will walk off the job July 1, according to a statement by their union.
Unite, the union that represents the airline’s mixed-fleet flight attendants, said that the planned work action is a result of a long-standing dispute on pay and benefits.
The strike will start at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 and end at 11:59 p.m. on July 16.
The airline termed the plans “extreme and completely unnecessary” in a …

British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways Weekend Computer Outage: ‘Never Again’ It Vows

British Airways said Sunday that the colossal IT outage it experienced the prior day morning will not be repeated.
The British flag carrier said it was taking the necessary steps to ensure there would be no repeat of what it had termed a “major IT systems failure,” which resulted in the cancellation of all flights out of London Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday. Over 75,000 passengers were stranded as a result.
In …

‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

‘Major’ Computer Failure Grounds British Airways Flights Worldwide

A computer glitch grounded the vast majority of British Airways flights Saturday and will continue to impact flights in the days to come.
The “major IT system failure” at the United Kingdom’s second largest airline started around 7 a.m. local time. The airline cancelled all Saturday departures from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports
“We are extremely sorry for the significant levels of disruption caused to customers and understand how frustrating their experiences …

British Airways Cabin Crew to Strike Again This Week, This Time for 3 Days

British Airways Cabin Crew to Strike Again This Week, This Time for 3 Days

Cabin crew at British Airways plan another strike for the coming week following last week’s two-day strike.
Some 3,000 British Airways flight attendants are planning to walk off the job on January 19 for three days in an ongoing disagreement over the pay for newer employees.
Unite, the union representing the flight attendants, said the second strike is due to a dispute over what it calls “poverty pay,” as was the first. …

British Airways Cancels 50 Flights Ahead of Strike

British Airways Cancels 50 Flights Ahead of Strike

Over 2,500 British Airways flight attendants are planning to walk off the job on January 10 and 11 in a dispute over pay, although the airline says that the strike will not have a significant impact on operations.
The airline said it will cancel up to 48 flights from London Heathrow although travelers will be able to reach their destinations despite the walkout.
All flights to and from London Gatwick and London …

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British Airways Cabin Crew Plans Holiday Strike

British Airways Cabin Crew Plans Holiday Strike

Flying British Airways over the holidays? Not so fast.
Members of Unite, the union that represents 2,500 members of the airline’s cabin crew, voted for the job action by 4-1. The walkouts are slated to begin December 21.
The union claims that cabin crew who have joined BA since 2010 earn less than other employees at the airline.
Unite represents 2,500 members of the airline’s 16,000 flight attendants. The union is required to …