The Final Act: Cabin Crew vote to accept latest offer

The Unite website announced yesterday that cabin crew have voted 92% in favour of accepting a deal which will end this long running dispute.

Just under 1000 cabin crew were balloted with 7,088 taking part, making it a turn out of 72%.  6,509 voted in favour whilst 579 voted against.

Announcing the result Unite General Secretary Len McClsukey said: “I want to pay personal tribute to the cabin crew for the principled stand they took. In these difficult times it takes courage to stand up for what you believe in, and thousands of crew did so, at great personal expense and emotional cost.”

Air Strike will publish further articles analysing the dispute in the near future.


Build the fight back against cuts: Come to the NSSN conference

The mighty TUC demonstration on March 26th showed once and for all that workers in Britain are prepared to fight when well over 500,000 demonstrated in London. The National Shop Stewards Network is holding its 5th annual conference 19 days before 800,000 workers could take strike action on June 30th against the ConDem coalition’s attacks on public sector pensions. This year our conference will be discussing the practical steps that union reps and activists can take to make sure that on the strike day every city in Britain is filled with marching workers – sending a warning to the ConDems that the next step should be a one day general strike to stop them trying to make us pay for the bankers’ crisis.

The NSSN was initiated by the RMT in 2006 to try and build a real rank and file organisation in the trade unions. It has already shown its potential as an organiser of solidarity in early 2009 in the private sector disputes in Lindsey Oil Refinery, the Visteon occupation, Linamar and Vestas. This year, alongside our work in the anti-cuts movement, we have supported the 400 locked-out workers at BP Saltend in Hull, the blacklisted workers at the Olympic site, the victimised RMT tube workers and many other disputes.

Come to the NSSN conference and link up with hundreds of other workers facing the same issues in the workplace – in the private and public sector. We will be running sessions on the three big issues facing workers at the moment – Fighting to defend public sector pensions, saving the NHS and fighting for the very right to strike and organise, including ending the blacklist and victimisation.

To register in advance for the conference online, go here. Alternatively, email or phone 07816 134 690. Tickets cost £5.