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Airport news: Strikes at British airports avoided

The British Airports Authority (BAA) and the Unite union came to agree on a better pay offer last night, dodging what could have been a disastrous strike at six UK airports including Heathrow.

British Airways’ removal of travel concessions to be challenged by union

LONDON (Dow Jones)--Trade union Unite on Monday said it will mount a legal challenge to a decision by British Airways PLC (BAY.LN) to remove staff travel concessions from cabin crew who have engaged i

British Airways strike talks on hold

British Airways Plc talks aimed at averting a strike by 12,000 flight attendants have been adjourned while the carrier considers a new savings plan, the Unite union said.

British Airways requests talks deadline extension, attempts to avert strike

LONDON - Unite is considering British Airways PLC's request to extend the deadline by when talks must conclude, in the airline's last minute attempt to avert a strike, a spokeswoman for the trade

Unite: Proposal is rejected by BA’s cabin crew

LONDON - British Airways PLC's cabin crew Monday rejected proposals put to them by the airline, Unite said.

A successful MICE sector doesn’t just happen

Eight Asian visitor bureaus have united to boost the continent's market share in the growing global business events industry by relaunching the Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AAC

Strike looms at Manchester Airport

Unite, the UK's biggest civil air transport union, is balloting its members working at Manchester Airport for industrial action in a dispute over restructuring, which has resulted in job cuts, pay cut

Unite calls on London mayor to stop wasting tax-payer money on...

LONDON - Unite, the UK's largest union, is calling on Boris Johnson to stop wasting tax payers' money on consultants looking at plans to create a new airport on an artificially-created island in the T

Unite will fight to keep British Airways’ Scottish base

LONDON - Unite, Britain's biggest union, has accused British Airways of abandoning Britain in favor of London as the company announces it will close its last regional base, which is in Glasgow.

Unite leads fight to save Alitalia jobs

LONDON - Leading negotiators from Unite, the UK's biggest union, have today (Monday) flown to Rome to take part in last-minute talks with Italian unions working to save troubled airline Alitalia.

Unite’s reaction to the planned sale of Gatwick by BAA

LONDON (September 17, 2008) - Unite national officer Brian Boyd said, "This announcement brings uncertainty for hundreds of Unite members.

Unite’s warning over BAA break up

LONDON (August 20, 2008) - Unite, Britain's biggest union is today raising serious concerns at the likelihood of BAA being forced to sell 3 of the UK's 7 airports.

Unite seeks protections for workers

LONDON (August 1, 2009) - Unite, the UK's biggest trade union, which represents more than 75,000 workers in the aviation industry and some 25,000 within British Airways (BA) and Iberia, today took a c

Unite agrees to suspend strike action at HIAL

LONDON - Unite, the union, which represents fire-fighters and engineers at Highlands and Islands airports (HIAL), has agreed to suspend strike action on July 4, 2008.

Manchester Airport strike ballot over pay

MANCHESTER, England - Unite, the union members working at Manchester Airport, are to be balloted for industrial action as pay talks break down.

Union breakthrough at Flyglobespan

Britain's biggest union, Unite, has gained recognition for more than 200 cabin crew employees at the Edinburgh based, low cost carrier Flyglobespan.National Officer Brian Boyd described the deal as a 'breakthrough'. The union has been involved in a long campaign for recognition at Flyglobespan which has been resisted by the company for more than a year.