British Airways is the only company attempting to fire nearly all its 42,000 staff and re-hire on drastically slashed pay and conditions. Almost 300 MPs have supported BA workers by signing our pledge to strip BA of its lucrative landing slots if they don’t step back. Now you can help make sure this is debated in Parliament, by signing our petition.
For BA to act to stop the betrayal of its workforce they must feel a consequence to their actions. The threat to strip them of their slots is exactly that because they make millions out of their inherited allocation of slots at Heathrow Airport. We need 100,000 signatures to make Parliament debate BA’s slots. Will you sign today?
The BA leadership’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis and treatment of its staff has been nothing less than incompetent and callous. The devastation BA is causing to people’s lives is terrible. The Commons Transport Select Committee took a detailed look at BA and dubbed the airline a ‘national disgrace’.
Huw Merriman, Chair of the Commons Transport Select Committee, dubbed BA’s treatment of its workforce ‘shoddy’ and called for the Government to strip the airline of its Heathrow slots unless it changes direction.
The crisis leverage campaign has escalated to Spain as a direct result of BA’s constant backtracking and disingenuous actions in negotiations. On September 8, Luis Gallego takes over from Willie Walsh as CEO of BA’s Spanish-based owners IAG. He has an opportunity to reset relations with the UK workforce of BA. It is an opportunity to draw a line under this national disgrace.
Recently our campaigners took action before the Manchester City vs Real Madrid match, as reported here on Spanish TV.
“Never once did I think they’d stoop so low.”
“It’s hard for staff to understand, there is so much money in the pot to help the airline get through the crisis.”
“Using pandemic as a cloak to bring in these changes.”
Do BA value their lucrative landing slots? #BAbetrayal
Conservative MP Huw Merriman on why BA should lose their legacy slots at Heathrow
There is a huge groundswell of public and political opinion – from journalists, celebrities, prominent politicians and the general public. UK and international – that BA must step back from the edge and stop the betrayal of BA staff. #BAbetrayal
MPs across the house are united in opposition to BA’s plans!
We’ve been busy: MPs have been writing to tell PM Boris Johnson exactly what BA is doing. We’ve written to MPs, rebutting key assertions made by Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, the owners of BA. We’ve objected to the European Commission over IAG’s proposed takeover of Air Europa . And a legal objection has gone through IAG’s European Works Council.
“ BA has paid out billions to shareholders and is taking taxpayers’ money. If the proposals were about dealing with the Covid crisis, why are the company threatening to terminate contracts, including eliminating disciplinary procedures? This will not help the company get through Covid-19. This is nothing more than a cynical act of corporate greed and a betrayal of the BA workforce and Britain.”Len McCluskey, General Secretary, Unite the union