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GMB Pensions Consultation

In BARP, NAPS, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

A GMB members consultation exercise will start on Monday, 23rd October. This will give our members the chance to find out more and to have their say. We are urging our members to take part, whichever pension scheme you are in. Further details have been both posted and emailed to GMB BA members. For additional information please contact one of your …

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Pensions Update – Joint Trade Union Newsletter 2

In BARP, NAPS, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

To all Unite, BALPA and GMB members in British Airways 4 October 2017 BA Pensions  –  Joint Trade Union Newsletter #2 Dear Colleague Following the joint Union Reps meeting held on Monday 2 October, we met with BA for the second formal consultation meeting on Tuesday 3 October. All Unions advised BA of the mandate from their stewards and the …

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BA Pensions Closure

In BARP, NAPS, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

Unions demand urgent talks over British Airways pension closure Responding to today’s (Thursday 7 September) announcement by British Airways that it intends to close its main defined benefit pension scheme (NAPS), Unite and GMB issued the following statement: “Unite and GMB within British Airways must express on behalf of our members and in the strongest possible terms, both our dismay …

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Mixed Fleet Solidarity Always

In #BALowPayNoWay, Mixed Fleet by GMB x54 Communications

Again (at time of publishing) our brothers and sisters of Mixed Fleet Unite will be taking further industrial action. The strike actions will commence on 1st July until 16th July. The GMB Union again fully support Mixed Fleet Unite members in their dispute with the company and will continue to show solidarity where ever we can. We call on BA …

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TRM/C members accept new role

In TRMC by GMB x54 Communications

89% of our TRM/TRC members have accepted the creation of the new Aircraft Departure Manager role. The company have offered voluntary redundancy, reduction in hours or transfer into this new role. The new ADM role will see the current TRM/TRC job concentrate on purely departures with the exception of “High Priority Arrivals” (A380, Medical or Full Emergency and Deportee). We …

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Rep Elections & Rumours

In Rep Elections by GMB x54 Communications

There are alot of rumours again circulating and once again we will only communicate matters when we have details to share with you. However there are changes in the pipeline and we already are dealing with the company desire to make 20 MPE savings in Resource Delivery (ESC) as well as reorganisation and savings of our Team Manager members. The …

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Thank You

In #ForTheMany by GMB x54 Communications

From the GMB Union BA Heathrow Joint Terminals Branch, we want to thank all those who voted, supported and campaigned for the Labour Party for the June 2017 General Election. Labour stands for working men and women around the country, and we are massively proud of our involvement in this great movement. The Labour Party have increased their share of …

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Outsourced IT Failures

In #DontTakeTheIT, Disruption by GMB x54 Communications

Disastrous computer failure could have been avoided says union. GMB, the union for aviation workers, has slammed British Airways (BA) over a disastrous computer failure that has left Heathrow at a standstill and passengers stranded. BA’s disastrous computer systems failure is another example of the shortcomings of BA IT systems since they made a number of staff redundant, and outsourced …