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BA Strike - Your Thoughts & Questions IV

Old 4th Feb 2011, 06:58
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I would suggest that being asked repeatedly how a BASSA member goes about finding where their contributions are being spent has raised the spectre of that subject snowballing on other forums, so he's probably decided it's best to try and nip it in the bud.

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Old 4th Feb 2011, 14:04
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If you are after CCCPs' whereabouts - Look about and you will see a Banned symbol...
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 14:24
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Probably gone the same way as the other CCCP did in the early 90s. Disintegrated in a political and economic mess ....
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 14:51
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Banned? I suppose we can all get back to agreeing with each other now.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 15:19
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 16:45
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OK ... back on Planet Earth, does anyone have a vaguest idea when we might hear a result on the High Court action?

Has anyone been tracking it 'on site', so to speak?
Does anyone yet know exactly what the case is, come to that?
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 16:54
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Life is a funny thing.
One day turns out to be unexpectedly memorable.
It was the very very last time that something happened.
Someone waiting for the Watford Employment Tribunal to rule that he can return in glory as a Cabin Crew Director is maybe even now leafing through his diary/filofax and he unexpectedly hesitates at the date Wednesday 9 June 2010.
Oh what joy!
Oh what fun it was!
What halcyon days!
Then it all ended.
In the diary is written "cabin crew strike ends today".
Will there ever be another strike?
Who knows?
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 17:13
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Sorry MPN11, we donít know._ I have played with the idea that TLQ stands for Tribunal Legal Question - but an unsuccessful google search didnít like that phrase._ So I donít know._ I am unable to guess._ There were two tlq/10/ cases in Mr Justice Langstaff's Court on Thursday 3 February and the first one was the De Bono case which ended yesterday with compensation being agreed.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 17:22
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Thanks ... the silence is deafening!!

That will be some time next week, then.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 17:35
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Obviously the court case didn't go as good as Bassa hoped or they would have been howling from the rooftops over a "success in their battle for trade union survival". BA has probably scored some more points, and that is why, with a week to go, there are still no hints regarding strike action.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 17:52
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Exciting, isn't it!!
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 18:15
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The complete radio silence from Unite and enforced lockdown on the BASSA forum points to Unite thinking the impact of a successful legal challenge is far more serious than BA getting an injunction because Unite tripped up on a small technicality in the ballot process.

The question is why Unite only considering these legal issues now when it is in a potentially very precarious position.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 18:26
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The question is why Unite only considering these legal issues now when it is in a potentially very precarious position.
1. Stupidity? No that's unfair.

2. A realisation that BA is actually, really, going to sue them out of existence? Possible.

I can't think of a third at the moment.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 18:32
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it does beg the question of what due diligence did the Union carry out before expending members subscriptions on a ballot?
This expenditure, I think, will not have been solely subscription money from BA cabin crew but from all members!
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 19:04
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CCCP stands for Союз Советских Социалистических Республик.
CCCP studied Business Psychology and Russian politics.
He says that he is a Cabin Service Director at BA
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 19:26
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Another Cabin Director

BA 'sacked man who took time off for union job' | News
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 21:37
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I've just Googled CCCP and on page 2 it offers the, "Christmas Coup Comedy Players."

There has to be a joke there somewhere. Answers on a ballot slip please.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 22:03
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Originally Posted by west lakes View Post
it does beg the question of what due diligence did the Union carry out before expending members subscriptions on a ballot?
This expenditure, I think, will not have been solely subscription money from BA cabin crew but from all members!
Now that is a great question that you need to ask the average member. You pay £120 per annum (£200+ for Bassa) and you expect results like "I have got what I have got and nobody is going to change that, now deliver" It appears an amount of reps have delivered by loosing their jobs, for that £100-200 subscription.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 22:09
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I was thinking more from the position of there being, possible, major problems with the ballot result, that could have been avoided had Queens Council advise being sought before the ballot!

We recently at work had to confirm our union membership to keep the books up to date. A recent ballot was found to have a problem, the union flagged it up prior to the result, the error would not have made a difference so everything was OK
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 22:34
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It would be inappropriate of me to comment on the Unite membership system, whether it is good or bad.
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