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PGberkshire Jun 8, 22 3:55 am


Originally Posted by Jeedos (Post 34317166)
BA did this for my flight to Malta; they cancelled one BA flight number but moved me to an I2 operated flight on a BA flight number.

Does it matter? I2/IB short haul product is no different to BA's.

I dont think OP is concerned between different products, more that at short notice, if the strike goes ahead his flight is CANX.

MarkP24 Jun 18, 22 9:35 pm

BA Strike
 
Based on this article, it seems a BA strike is possible: https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022...rrier-in-chaos although I haven't seen it reported in other news sources. Any updates on this?

PETER01 Jun 18, 22 10:05 pm

There was a thread about it here but there's been no other posts for over a week.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...ly-2022-a.html

A raw Google search will also throw up a few news articles too.

MarkP24 Jun 18, 22 10:12 pm


Originally Posted by PETER01 (Post 34348640)
There was a thread about it here but there's been no other posts for over a week.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...ly-2022-a.html

A raw Google search will also throw up a few news articles too.

Thanks.

PETER01 Jun 18, 22 10:22 pm

The strike ballot closes on the 23rd June and I believe there's a 7 day minimum legal notice required to BA so any strike will be at the very earliest from around the 1st July onwards.

However, as the result isn't known yet but assuming it's a yes (just a personal hunch) then any negotiations might start but if they fail I'd predict any strike will be targeted at the start of the English School Holidays which I think is around the 22nd July ish?

TPJ Jun 19, 22 12:32 am

To be honest (and regardless how it sounds), there was never better time to strike. BA already has problems with hiring people, so they cannot fire these who strike. Might be an easy win for employees.

KARFA Jun 19, 22 12:35 am


Originally Posted by TPJ (Post 34348792)
To be honest (and regardless how it sounds), there was never better time to strike. BA already has problems with hiring people, so they cannot fire these who strike. Might be an easy win for employees.

an employer canít simply fire people who are participating in a legal strike - regardless of whether they can easily hire replacements or not.

Delboy65 Jun 19, 22 12:41 am


Originally Posted by KARFA (Post 34348797)
an employer canít simply fire people who are participating in a legal strike - regardless of whether they can easily hire replacements or not.

not yet anyway 🤣

KARFA Jun 19, 22 12:44 am


Originally Posted by Delboy65 (Post 34348803)
not yet anyway 🤣

i doubt ever

moral_low_ground Jun 19, 22 12:46 am


Originally Posted by KARFA (Post 34348797)
an employer canít simply fire people who are participating in a legal strike - regardless of whether they can easily hire replacements or not.

If you have been at a Company less than 2 years then the Company can pretty much decide to fire you as it pleases in the UK. I would think, given the turnover at BA, that there are many employees with less than 2 years tenure. However, I would agree that now is probably a good a time to Strike whilst there is a shortage of labour and the recession still perhaps a few months away.

KARFA Jun 19, 22 12:54 am


Originally Posted by moral_low_ground (Post 34348807)
If you have been at a Company less than 2 years then the Company can pretty much decide to fire you as it pleases in the UK.

Some protections still stand for those under 2 years, so no they canít fire you as they please, and certainly not for participation in a legal strike. It would be deemed an automatically unfair dismissal.

bluemoon68 Jun 19, 22 1:04 am


Originally Posted by TPJ (Post 34348792)
To be honest (and regardless how it sounds), there was never better time to strike. BA already has problems with hiring people, so they cannot fire these who strike. Might be an easy win for employees.

I took this as meaning BA needs to keep its current employees as it is already short staffed.

srbrenna Jun 19, 22 1:57 am


Originally Posted by KARFA (Post 34348797)
an employer canít simply fire people who are participating in a legal strike - regardless of whether they can easily hire replacements or not.

They can because it is breach of contract. However this dismissal will automatically be classed as an unfair dismissal but you will have to go through a tribunal for recompense. It would be highly unusual if BA would do this though.

KARFA Jun 19, 22 2:09 am

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TedToToe Jun 19, 22 2:33 am


Originally Posted by TPJ (Post 34348792)
To be honest (and regardless how it sounds), there was never better time to strike. BA already has problems with hiring people, so they cannot fire these who strike. Might be an easy win for employees.

Or, put another way: never a better time to be sat at the negotiating table with a mandate for strike action! Let's hope that both sides are eager to settle this without an extremely damaging strike!


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