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BA Women & Pensions – Sex Discrimination?

In #BeFairBA, A Scale, APS, BARP, HCS 2012, MG, NAPS, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

Dear Colleagues, We are informing women GMB members employed by BA, that shortly you will be receiving a letter, informing you that there may be a potential issue with sex discrimination regards the company enforced actions on pensions changes. Whilst we cannot guarantee that all women GMB members in BA have a potential claim for sex discrimination, to help our …

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Ballot for Industrial Action

In #BeFairBA, A Scale, APS, BARP, HCS 2012, Industrial Action, NAPS, Pay, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

SUPERBRAND & SUPER PROFIT It hasn’t gone unnoticed but British Airways announced both it was (yet again), the winner of Business & Consumer Superbrands, and it had smashed the £1.3 billion profit target. Well done all you would think, thank you from the senior ranks of the company you’d expect? After all BA couldn’t have made such results without the …

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BA Pensions – Potential IR Action

In #BeFairBA, A Scale, HCS 2012, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

Dear Colleagues, As a result of the government introducing National Insurance increases for scheme members of the APS and NAPS pensions’ schemes, you would be expecting to pay an extra 1.4% on banded earnings. However, the company have also decided to impose the company NI liability. Therefore from April your take home pay will be reduced by a further 4.5%. …

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Pensions Update – BA Impose

In APS, BARP, NAPS, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

Dear Colleagues, The GMB along with our sister unions met with the company regards pensions. The trade unions gave an update on our members consultative ballot results. The GMB ballot result was an emphatic 99% against the company proposal. The company formally told the trade unions they have decided to impose their demands. The company decision means APS & NAPS …

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Pensions Ballot Results

In Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

Dear Colleagues, The closing date for the pension’s ballot has just closed. We would like to thank all members who voted in the recent consultative ballot on pensions. I would also like to thank those GMB activists who assisted in getting the ballot out to members. The question on the ballot asked if you agree with the joint trade unions …

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Pensions Update

In A Scale, HCS 2012, MG, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

Further to previous communications on changes to the final salary pension schemes within BA (contracting in to the secondary state pension, and the ultimate NI increases), the GMB, along with our sister unions BALPA and Unite, are conducting a consultative ballot of its members. We are asking the company to have one set of pensions meeting, to include improvements to …

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Pensions Update – 2nd State Pension

In APS, BARP, NAPS, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

Dear Colleagues, The Joint Trade Unions have met the company regards the consultation on second state pension. At the point of writing this bulletin, the company have not changed their position. Hence we felt it important that our requests are now put to the leadership team. Please see a letter below that the Joint Trade Unions have sent to the …