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Mixed Fleet Strike

In #AirlinesOfGreed, #BALowPayNoWay, #thinkbeforeyourvolunteer by GMB x54 Communications

Recent BA Mixed Fleet Crew demonstration over poverty pay The BA Mixed Fleet Crew ballot from our sister union, Unite, closed on 14th December with an overwhelming 79.5% support for industrial action. The company has already announced to our members that further leave slots won’t be forthcoming at present, due to the risk of any action. Remember, the company love …

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Merry Christmas & Thanks

In Merry Christmas by GMB x54 Communications

On behalf of all the reps at Branch x54, we would like to wish our members, and their family, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance. We would also like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2016. Our yearly e-card is available here.

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December & Duty Rep

In Duty Rep by GMB x54 Communications

December brings about the seasonal restrictions on our duty rep coverage. As it currently stands the company have allowed us the following: 1st – 23rd December Duty Rep Covered 24th – 27th December NO DUTY REP 28th – 31st December Duty Rep Covered 1st January NO DUTY REP 2nd January onwards Duty Rep Covered Duty rep coverage may get pulled depending on operational requirements, and …

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Returning iPADs

In A Scale, HCS 2012, iPad, Team Manager, TRC, TRM by GMB x54 Communications

An email was sent out recently about returning iPads to replace the O2 sim cards. Please avoid doing this UNLESS the company has given you a specific task to do it. No one should be doing this on a break or in their own time. The company has decided to change their contract, so it is their duty to ensure staff …

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New Reservations Agents

In A Scale, HCS 2012 by GMB x54 Communications

Congratulations to those members who have recently been recruited as CSE’s and those A Scale members who the GMB fought hard to get promotions opportunities for to CSRA (A5). BA have again let our members down by reducing training down to 10 days, and only giving very limited native training in Amadeus. Our members are being forced to use FLY res, …

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No Love From BA

In #BeFairBA, FLY by GMB x54 Communications

Your reps met with the company last month and asked for a form of reward for the shambolic introduction of FLY, and the disruption it caused. FLY continues to cause issues on a nearly daily basis, adding further stress to our members. The GMB have asked for additional leave or free tickets, as a thank you for all your hard …

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Mixed Fleet & You

In #thinkbeforeyourvolunteer, Think by GMB x54 Communications

The BA Mixed Fleet industrial action ballot is well underway and closes on 14th December. The company has already commenced their threats and intimidation on their own employees, that are fighting for improvements to their terms, conditions and pay. Should any industrial action occur the company will stop at nothing to attack these fellow union members, and will in turn call …

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Think Before You Volunteer

In Think by GMB x54 Communications

The GMB Union is all for opportunities within BA, however, we say today and have always said we see zero benefit in doing the jobs of others or carrying out roles you are not trained in or that isn’t in your job description. In the past volunteering has undermined other union members positions. It also creates a weaker union movement for …