BA cabin crew forced to open food bank as strike escalates

Mixed fleet cabin crew at British Airways are having to use money donated to their hardship fund to open a food bank, as their battle against poverty pay escalates to 8 days strike in 9 days. BA are offering a paltry 2% pay rise on their basic salary of £12,000 a year – and are so incompetent they can’t even agree amongst themselves whether they’re willing to negotiate or not. The crew’s determination to win a living wage can win them a famous victory, but they need your help to carry on. Please donate to their hardship fund: account name – Mixed Fleet Branch, account no 20376387, sort code 608301, ref MFU.

BA Strike: Shocked MPs call cabin crew’s poverty pay “a national scandal”

Around 200 British Airways cabin crew descended on Parliament for a meeting with MPs during their third strike over poverty pay. Shocked MPs called their £12K basic salary and horrendous conditions “a national scandal”, and branded CEO Willie Walsh’s salary of £8.8 million a year “obscene” and “immoral”. The entire shadow cabinet are now backing the crew, with promises to push for a select committee hearing to bring British Airways to account.

Support surges for striking BA cabin crew

“You are the heroes and heroines of our movement”, said Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell as he visited the British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew picket lines, saluting their bravery as they started a 3 day strike against poverty pay of just £12,000 basic a year. UNITE general secretary Len McCluskey also joined the picket lines to promise all the resources from the union they needed to win the dispute, as support starts to flood in from trade unionists and customers alike for the increasingly determined cabin crew. Now they’ve announced 6 days of strike action on February 5 – 7 and 9 – 11; you can show your support by joining them on the picket lines at Hatton Cross tube from 8am, and donating to the hardship fund (Account name: Mixed Fleet Branch, acct no: 20376387, sort code 089301, reference: MFU)

BA cabin crew strike over poverty pay

British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew have taken the very brave step of 2 days of strike action against a management who have deliberately created a climate of fear, who are using bullying tactics to try to break the strike – and who are making huge profits while they keep their workers in poverty. But the confidence and resolve of the crew is growing after a very successful start to a major dispute for a living wage. Next strikes on Jan 19, 21 and 22 – come and support them on the picket lines at Hatton Cross tube and near Terminal 5.

#Fightingon! Happy Xmas from the Durham TAs

The Durham lions become the Durham lumiere to say Happy Xmas! The fight goes on though – although they forced the council into a massive climbdown with offers of talks and the suspension of the sacking and reengagement on new contracts, the council are still not offering anything concrete. If the negotiations don’t guarantee the preservation of current pay and conditions, the lions will roar again – at a moment’s notice.

Sean Taylor – Blacklist No 1

Official video for the new campaign single for the Blacklist Support Group. Multinational building contractors have for decades compiled a secret database of union members in the UK construction industry.
Union members were denied work over many years because they had been stewards or safety reps on previous building projects. Contractors recently had to pay out over £50 million in compensation to workers on the blacklist after a sustained campaign involving direct action, strikes and demos – but they are still being denied work. The campaign will continue until those workers are back where they belong – organising on building sites. More information: www.hazards.org/blacklistblog, or on Facebook: Blacklist Support Group