The bitter British Airways cabin crew dispute is on the verge of being resolved following a breakthrough in crucial talks aimed at ending the long-running row.
Thu, 12 May, 2011
British Airways said today that cabin crew strikes and Iceland’s volcanic ash cloud had sent the beleaguered airline £164m (€196m) into the red for the three months to June 30.
Fri, 30 Jul, 2010
Leaders of Britain’s biggest trade union today confirmed their support for former climate change secretary Ed Miliband in his bid to become Labour’s next leader, giving his campaign a big boost.
Mon, 26 Jul, 2010
British Airways cabin crew have rejected the airline's final offer to end their long-running dispute by 3,419 votes to 1,686, Unite announced today.
Tue, 20 Jul, 2010
The latest twist in the long-running British Airways dispute will be revealed today when the result of a ballot among thousands of cabin crew over a “final” offer will be announced.
British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh, who is embroiled in a bitter dispute with his cabin crew, has turned down a bonus worth £334,000 (€405,027), the second year in a row he has made such a gesture, it was announced today.
Thu, 10 Jun, 2010
Another strike ballot of British Airways cabin crew will be held although their leaders are trying “very hard” to reach a settlement with the airline as the final stage of industrial action ends, a union official said today.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2010
The latest wave of strikes by British Airways cabin crew will end today, with further action set to be launched at the weekend in the increasingly bitter row.
Thu, 03 Jun, 2010
British Airways will today be warned that it could face a "needless summer of disruption" because of the "hard man" stance of its chief executive over the bitter cabin crew dispute.
Mon, 31 May, 2010
A union leader representing British Airways cabin crew today offered to conduct talks in the “full glare” of the media in a bid to break the deadlocked row which led to a fresh walkout this morning.
Sun, 30 May, 2010
A second five-day walkout by British Airways cabin crew is poised to start tomorrow after talks between the airline and the Unite union ended without agreement.
Sat, 29 May, 2010
Talks aimed at ending the bitter British Airways dispute will resume today as a strike by cabin crew enters its fifth day.
Fri, 28 May, 2010
Talks aimed at ending the bitter British Airways dispute will resume tomorrow as a strike by cabin crew enters its fifth day.
Thu, 27 May, 2010
A strike by British Airways cabin crew enters its fourth day today after the latest talks between airline and union bosses failed to break the deadlock in a bitter row over pay and conditions.
British Airways cabin crew continued taking industrial action today with a “quiet resolve” to remain on strike until their bitter row with the airline is resolved.
Tue, 25 May, 2010
Picket lines were mounted at Heathrow Airport today as British Airways cabin crew launched the first of a wave of strikes which threatens to disrupt flights for weeks.
Mon, 24 May, 2010
British Airways cabin crew staff went on strike today after hopes of a last-ditch deal collapsed.
British Airways cabin crew will go ahead with a wave of strikes from tomorrow after hopes of a last-ditch deal collapsed.
Sun, 23 May, 2010
A union leader tonight offered to suspend strikes by British Airways cabin crew if the airline gave back travel concessions, in a last-gasp attempt to halt the action.
British Airways “will be flying tomorrow” even if talks to avert a staff walkout prove unsuccessful, the airline’s chief executive insisted today.
British Airways will meet Unite union representatives today in a last-ditch attempt to avert the planned round of strikes by cabin crew.
Sat, 22 May, 2010
The union behind the British Airways cabin crew walk-outs is applying for permission to appeal against a ban on strike action.
Tue, 18 May, 2010
The union representing British Airways cabin crew was today preparing to appeal against an injunction which halted strike action planned by thousands of its members in a bitter row over jobs, pay and staffing levels.
British Airways has won a legal battle at London's High Court brought in a last-ditch attempt to avert strikes by cabin crew.
Mon, 17 May, 2010
British Airways cabin crew are to stage a series of five-day strikes in their bitter row over jobs, pay and conditions, threatening travel chaos in the run-up to the summer holidays, it was announced today.
Mon, 10 May, 2010
Fresh talks are to be held in a bid to avert the threat of strikes by British Airways cabin crew, it was announced today.
Wed, 06 Jan, 2010
British Airways today launched its bid for an injunction to prevent a series of crippling Christmas strikes by thousands of cabin crew.
Wed, 16 Dec, 2009
Union leaders accused British Airways today of refusing to hold fresh talks to avert crippling strikes by cabin crew over Christmas.
Workers at computer giant Fujitsu are to stage six strikes in a row over job cuts, a pay freeze and pension changes, it was announced today.
Fri, 11 Dec, 2009
Unions and employers in Britain reacted with "alarm" today after unemployment surged to a 14-year high, prompting fresh calls for the UK government help for the growing army of jobless.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2009
The entire Cheltenham & Gloucester branch network is to close as part of a fresh wave of job cuts, banking giant Lloyds confirmed today.
Tue, 09 Jun, 2009
BMW announced today that 850 workers are to be laid off at its Mini car plant.
Mon, 16 Feb, 2009
Royal Dutch Shell posted record annual profits of £22bn (€24.2bn) today, despite a slide in earnings over the final three months of the year.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2009
HBOS shareholders will meet in Birmingham today to vote on the bank’s rescue takeover by Lloyds TSB and an £11.5bn (€12.9bn) taxpayer bail-out.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2008
Banking giant HSBC is to axe more than 500 jobs across Britain, union leaders were told today.
Mon, 01 Dec, 2008
Lloyds TSB shareholders will today vote on the bank’s rescue takeover of ailing rival HBOS.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2008
Fears over job security at banking giants HBOS and Lloyds TSB mounted today after cost-cutting targets from their merger were hiked to more than £1.5bn (€1.89bn).
Mon, 03 Nov, 2008
Staff at the British Embassy in Ireland will stage a second day of strike action today as a row over job cuts worsened.
Wed, 13 Feb, 2008
Workers at the British Embassy in Dublin will meet today to discuss plans to escalate the bitter dispute over job cuts.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2008
Half a million manufacturing jobs could be created if the British government and local authorities gave more contracts to UK firms rather than to foreign companies, the country’s biggest trade union said today.
Wed, 17 Oct, 2007
Up to 250,000 jobs could be hit if the British government agrees to give new rights to agency workers, the country’s biggest business group warned today.
Mon, 10 Sep, 2007
Motor giant Vauxhall is to axe 900 jobs at its UK car factory and cut production, the company announced today.
Wed, 17 May, 2006
Workers at the UK's Peugeot Citroen factory who will lose their jobs when production ends in the summer of next year faced a “bleak future” in finding other work, a union leader warned today.
Sat, 22 Apr, 2006
Production of cars at Peugeot-Citroen’s UK plant was at a standstill today as workers considered their next move following the stunning news that the plant is to close with the loss of 2,300 jobs.
Wed, 19 Apr, 2006
British union activists will stage a protest march past Downing Street today to support workers who have lost their pensions after their employers went bust.
Sat, 07 May, 2005
Thousands of workers at ailing British car giant MG Rover were sent home on full pay today and were left in no doubt that the chances of a deal to secure their future were slim.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2005
Moves to create a new 'super union' representing more than two million workers will be stepped up today by leaders of two of the country’s biggest trade unions.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2005
Hundreds of Jaguar workers from across Britain joined union leaders and politicians today to protest at plans to end car production at the luxury car maker’s historic home.
Sat, 27 Nov, 2004
A huge rally is to be held next month as part of a union campaign to save production of Jaguar cars in Coventry, it was announced today.
Fri, 22 Oct, 2004
Executives at luxury carmaker Jaguar are to be questioned by British MPs over the controversial decision to end production in Coventry, it was confirmed today.
Thu, 21 Oct, 2004
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