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Webinar (Update 10)

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

Events are moving quickly and we are doing our best to communicate effectively with our members. We are in ongoing negotiations with BA and hope to update you on these in more detail very soon. In addition to the traditional bulletins and emails we are using WhatsApp and now we will be trialling our first BA webinar. To sign up … Read More

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Letter to Alex Cruz – Update 9

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer for Aviation, has written to Alex Cruz, the CEO of British Airways. It details the concerns of GMB members at BA during this national crisis. We are waiting for a formal reply and will keep you updated. The letter is as follows:  To: Alex Cruz, CEO, British Airways From: Nadine Houghton, National Officer, GMB 23rd March … Read More

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Retention Scheme – Coronavirus Update 8

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

GMB stands ready to negotiate with Aviation employers to protect jobs and wages – NOW. The Chancellor has announced a Treasury backed ‘Retention Scheme’ to ensure workers at risk of being laid off or made redundant as a result of the Covid19 crisis can receive up to 80% of their wages paid through their normal payroll, to a maximum of £2,500 … Read More

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We’re Moving Office

In Office Move by GMB x54 Communications

We would like to inform our members that the union bays are moving to the E-Learning room as from the 25th March 2020, this is located on Level One in the red lift landside.  We will (currently) continue to offer our duty rep service daily. This is still subject to change with the ongoing situation and we will communicate further with any … Read More

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School Closures – Update 7

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

You may be aware that there are some exemptions concerning school closures. These include children of those working in the transport sector. However, the wording isn’t clear as to whether this applies to everyone working at BA. This has led to some confusion amongst our members. We expect BA to issue an email to all colleagues later today once they … Read More