May I thank all members for voting in the recent ballot on BA pay offer for 2016/17/18. Thank you also to our fantastic GMB reps and activists in getting the ballot out to our members. As a result of GMB activity a number of new members joined in the process, a warm welcome to the GMB family.

Results of the Ballot

  1. Q1.  Do you accept the company offer on pay for 2016?

    YES 5%
    NO 95%

  2. Q2.  If you voted NO to Q1 above, are you prepared to take some form of Industrial action to achieve a better pay offer from the company?

    YES 85%
    NO 15%

The members have spoken, this is an overwhelming vote of rejection of the company offer, and an overwhelming vote to take some form of Industrial Action if the company do not improve their offer.

We will keep members further advised of developments.

If you require further information please speak to your GMB reps,

Yours sincerely

Mick Rix
National Officer

The ballot was conducted via post from 12th – 30th May 2016. The result above includes members from Branch x54, Branch x31, Branch x35 and Gatwick. For Branch x54 (LHR Terminals) the turnout was 60%.