Striking from Christmas Day for nine days
Unite London & Eastern region has circulated news of a fresh dispute at British Airways.
The company is doing it again, tearing up the contracts and raiding the wages of loyal UK workers. They are firing and rehiring yet again. This time it’s the airline’s cargo workers who are in the line of fire.
Over 840 Unite members, who have played a key role in the Covid-19 response, are set to strike from Christmas day for nine days against BA’s brutal fire and rehire tactics and cruel cuts.
The last thing our members want to do is strike, particularly over Christmas and in the middle of a global pandemic, but British Airways has left them with no other option. Its failure to reach an agreement with Unite or to recognise their key role has pushed them to it.
Your support and solidarity is needed now, more than ever.
Please take a few minutes to support the BA strike this Christmas by:
- Sharing your messages of support and solidarity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Don’t forget to include #BACargoStrike and #StopFire&Rehireand @unitetheunion @British_Airways in all of your posts. Let’s get this trending this Christmas.
- Recording a video message of solidarity and sharing it on social media. Sharing pictures and messages to @British_Airways. Tell this greedy boss to stop trashing workers’ rights
- Talking to your family and friends about the strike and asking them to support the action online too.
Your online support for these strikers this Christmas is crucial.
Due to reports of the new fast spreading Covid variant we have taken the decision not to hold picket lines at this time and are advising members to stay safe with their families and strike from home.
So your supportive messages on social media really are needed more than ever. Thanks for your support and best wishes for the festive season.
P.S.Have a read of this to learn more about the important role our BA cargo members have had throughout the pandemic, bringing in tonnes of PPE and other vital supplies.