Pensions Update No. 5

In BARP, NAPS, Pensions by GMB x54 Communications

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you to all members who took part in GMB consultation exercise regards the company proposals on your pensions. The response from members, and the views expressed at various consultations will be taken onboard by your GMB negotiating team.

GMB prides ourselves on listening to our members views, and we wanted to thank you for taking up your valuable time, so that we could listen to you.

There were three questions that we asked in our consultation with you, these are the results of the responses to those questions:

Q1. Do you agree, the BA NAPS & BARP Pension schemes should remain open, and that a negotiated settlement should be found to make improvements to BARP?

Answer: YES 99.4% NO 0.6%

Q2. Do you agree, that BA should have pension schemes that are equal, and fair for all BA employees?

Answer: YES 99.6% NO 0.4%

Q3. Would you agree, if BA carry out their threat to close the NAPS or BARP schemes, and introduce an unequal and unfair pension scheme, then you would commit to taking some form of Industrial Action?

Answer: YES 88% NO 12%
Again we would like to thank you all for your participation,

For and on behalf of your GMB Senior Representatives,
Yours sincerely

Mick Rix 
National Officer