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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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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

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From your National Officer – Update 6

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

GMB says that aviation employers need not act in haste  Dear GMB member,As you know, these are unprecedented times, both for the aviation industry and for societies across the globe. It is at times like these that we are reminded of the need for a strong welfare state, a national health service and of course, trade unions. I wanted to … Read More

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Your safety – Update 5

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

Dear Colleagues Just a quick follow-up to ensure that we are all doing everything we can do protect ourselves and our loved-ones. Are you working safely? As per our previous email every employer should be following government advice about protecting their employees. We would expect all departments within BA to be doing this. Unless there is a good reason for … Read More