Assistant general secretary issues video explaining union’s position and plans to British Airways members
Unite the Union has thrown down the gauntlet to British Airways over the airline’s issuing of redundancy notices to 42,000 employees – of whom it then wants to re-employ 30,000 on worse pay and benefits.
The union’s Howard Beckett has sent out a video message to Unite’s BA members explaining the situation and BA’s ‘fire and re-hire’ manoeuvre.
But Beckett also told members that Unite has begun legal action against the airline for defamation, after BA defended its decision to issue the redundancy notices by claiming that the union had sued defunct airline Monarch for failing to do so, when this was “disingenuous and untrue”:
Once again a left-run union is standing strongly with working-class people and taking all steps to win for its members. If you’re not in a union, join one – and even if you’re out of work, Unite’s Community section can help you enjoy the benefits of union solidarity.
BA was contacted for comment but did not respond.
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