BA DISPUTE: SUPPORT THE RIGHT TO STRIKE

We post below a press release from the National Shop Stewards Network on the latest attempt by the employer to block BA Cabin Crew from taking lawful industrial action. See www.shopstewards.net for more information.

BA DISPUTE: SUPPORT THE RIGHT TO STRIKE

Trade Unionists across the country will be shocked that, yet again, bosses at BA have forced UNITE Cabin Crew to re-ballot through a combination of intimidation and a ‘legal blitz’.

Rob Williams, National Shop Stewards Network vice-chair and convenor of its anti-cuts committee said:

Yet again today, the BA cabin crew are on the receiving end of blatantly biased legislation preventing them taking action after jumping through legal hoops to comply with anti-trade union laws that are already the most undemocratic in Western Europe. We offer them and their union Unite our full support as with the RMT who have also been affected over the last few weeks.

This is clearly an attempt to prevent working-people legitimately using their hard won democratic rights to defend their jobs, terms & conditions and pensions.

Workers will be well aware of the hypocrisy of the government when they talk about democracy abroad at the same time that they are enabling a bosses’ dictatorship at home. However, we in the NSSN have every confidence that British workers will prove just as able as their counterparts in the Middle East at fighting oppression.

Supporters of the NSSN stand fully behind UNITE Cabin Crew in their dispute and pledge to assist them in any way possible.

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