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Webinar Today (Update 12)

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

We know that many of you are facing considerable worry at this time. The announcement that BA have suspended operations from Gatwick will have only added to your concern. We wanted to let you know that GMB are in continued negotiations with BA concerning the governments ‘Job Retention Scheme’, please be assured that we are doing all we can to … Read More

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Webinar Reminder (Update 11)

In Coronavirus by GMB x54 Communications

This is a reminder of the GMB Webinar for British Airways members on 1st April 2020 at 12:30. The webinar will be presented by your GMB National Officer for Aviation – Nadine Houghton and GMB NSP reps Danny Faith and Karen Watson. It should last approximately 1 hour.  Talks with British Airways continue daily and this webinar is an opportunity for … Read More

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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