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BA Further Update (26)

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

The GMB firmly believes that whilst the majority of BA’s staff are ‘furloughed’ and whilst the country remains in ‘lock down’ collective consultation cannot be meaningful. This is also the position of our sister union Unite. The current advice to our membership is, to engage in consultation meetings via electronic or other means would undermine the collective position of the … Read More

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GMB Update (25)

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

Dear GMB Member, GMB Briefing A detailed briefing will be sent to you soon, but as you will understand, we need to get this right. It is important that we do not compromise your legal rights by sharing incorrect information. Public Reaction In the meantime BA’s plans have provoked a huge hostile reaction from colleagues, MP’s and the general public. The … Read More

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BA Proposals to Cut Jobs (Update 24)

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

British Airways has announced that it intends to cut up to 12,000 jobs; but the GMB will not stand by as BA use the current crisis to attack our members while alternative solutions remain on the table. The GMB and our sister trade union Unite stood shoulder to shoulder when BA attempted their first round of job cuts, we repeatedly … Read More

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Further Update (Update 23)

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

Dear Colleagues, As previously communicated to you, GMB are advising their members and reps not to engage via electronic interfaces with the management team at this time because it breaches the terms of the furlough, and could jeopardise the Consultation  The validity of the proposed redundancies is in doubt when: a) staff are furloughed and this flies in the face of … Read More

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Advice To Members (Update 22)

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

Following discussions with Unite we have agreed the following position: We are advising members and reps not to engage via electronic interfaces  with the management team because it breaches the terms of furlough. The validity of the proposed redundancies is in doubt when: a) staff are furloughed and this flies in the face of the principle of the governments JRS scheme b) it … Read More