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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 …

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Gate Tick Sheets

In A Scale, A3 A4 Forum, Gates, HCS 2012 by GMB x54 Communications

It has come to our attention that the company this week (16th May) has introduced their Gate Tick Sheets at Terminal 5, which includes the Team Leader / Boarder 1 name. On top of this further reports have reached your reps that ePSFRs are being monitored in Terminal 3 and possible PPLs are being raised if the ePSFR isn’t being …

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UK General Election

In General Election, Labour by GMB x54 Communications

The UK will take to the polls on June 8th for the General Election. As a trade union the GMB works to protect our members in industrial disputes, health and safety and to protect terms and conditions, pay and jobs. Without going into the finer details, the trade union movement rely on both the strength of its membership and the …

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T5 Restroom Update

In #AirlinesOfGreed, A Scale, HCS 2012, T5 Facilities, TRMC by GMB x54 Communications

The GMB withdrew from the restroom meetings in June 2016 as the management did not listen to our request for separate restrooms. The GMB have always been consistent in our message to management, we want separate restrooms. We tried the experiment of shared restrooms when T5 opened. It didn’t work and our members suffered. We have all been informed that …

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MFU Continued Solidarity

In #BALowPayNoWay, Mixed Fleet by GMB x54 Communications

On the eve of further strike dates by Mixed Fleet members of Unite the Union, the GMB would again like to offer full support and solidarity. The next strike dates are 17th – 20th and 22nd – 25th February with demonstrations setup around Heathrow Airport. Unite have setup a Mixed Fleet Unite Hardship fund, please support these fellow union members …