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BA pilots vote to strike

Old 8th Aug 2019, 16:32
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I hope pilots of all wings support each other in this summer of disputes.

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Old 10th Aug 2019, 12:39
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Has the BA BALPA forum been hacked - it's been down for over 24 hours now.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 13:13
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It might be hacked but being a suspicious soul I think one other possibility worth considering is that it might have been turned off for tactical reasons.

I do know the Mods over there have been working really chuffing hard for several weeks now trying to stop posters dropping themselves and/or BALPA in the dwang, but despite the repeated pleas there are still a few who don't seem to get the hints about ST..U and/or still feel entitled to have a minute by minute update on what's going on.

If BALPA have pulled the plug temporarily TBH I wouldn't blame them.

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Old 10th Aug 2019, 14:40
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Thatís just what I was thinking Wiggy.

Frustrating as it is, Iíll accept there are probably very good reasons for suspending the forum for a few days.

BA isnít exactly a stranger to litigation.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 15:05
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Originally Posted by G SXTY View Post
Thatís just what I was thinking Wiggy.

Frustrating as it is, Iíll accept there are probably very good reasons for suspending the forum for a few days.

BA isnít exactly a stranger to litigation.
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Old 10th Aug 2019, 15:59
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Thanks for the heads up...and I note there’s a fresh warning from one of the moderators.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 16:20
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Here we go
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 17:10
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Wonder how many Qatar Airways aircraft will pitch up!?
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 17:22
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Originally Posted by Twiglet1 View Post
Wonder how many Qatar Airways aircraft will pitch up!?
I wonder how many volunteer emails they will receive from the pilots and crew wanting a month away from the desert!!!
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 17:35
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I’ll be very surprised if the strike will actually happen. I think a deal will done 11th hour. BA would be extremely foolish to pressure test the resolve of its pilots.
Remember 93% voted in favour of strike action if a deal couldn’t be agreed on.
BA have been messing about with the pay negotiations for the past 8 months. Unfortunately the only language they understand is money and the loss of revenue.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 19:46
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If too many Qatar frames turn up it will only further damage the brand. The Qatar product showed itself as superior, last time they were covering a shortfall
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 23:19
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You have my support Nigel-Airways. it would appear this post is full of trolls dissing this issue. Look at pay rates in the Far East !
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 00:20
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Some say......

Nobody knows what the union are asking for?

Some say......

Nobody knows what striking will actually cost individuals.

All we know is.....

it won’t be finished in 2019!
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 13:54
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I’m guessing whoever “wins” this dispute, the cost of the loss of good -will of the pilots will far outstrip any strike costs. More of a lose-lose situation, that many staff could foresee when IAG put a notorious cost cutter in charge of IAG’s premier brand.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 02:29
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Originally Posted by Toolonginthisjob View Post
Some say......

Nobody knows what the union are asking for?

Some say......

Nobody knows what striking will actually cost individuals.

All we know is.....

it wonít be finished in 2019!
RH, get back to your holiday and leave this to the people who know what they are doing.🙄
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 08:17
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RH, get back to your holiday and leave this to the people who know what they are doing.🙄

I notice Mr. Cruz had no answer on Sky News to his 63% remuneration rise!!
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 08:39
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This anniversary year is going rather well; a massive fine for the data protection breach, another IT failure (the last?) and now the pilots are getting so fed up they're walking. I wonder how things are going at the other 100 year old European airline? Perhaps some of the guys that left BA to go to KLM can enlighten us.
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 10:50
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Originally Posted by cessnapete View Post
I notice Mr. Cruz had no answer on Sky News to his 63% remuneration rise!!
Sounded like he was on repeat for the most part of that interview.
"Getting in contact with customers and giving them options..."

Haven't done a very good job of that apparently !
Cancelling flights and then reinstating them hasn't gone down too well.

Muppet show......
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 22:07
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Daily Mail

Originally Posted by Officer Kite View Post
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art....html#comments


This article is a nasty piece of work
Out of interest the Daily Mail is officially described by Wikipedia as an unreliable source of information and cannot be quoted in Wikipedia.
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Old 27th Aug 2019, 17:28
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Having been on strike over here in the US... I know itís no fun. Stay unified and I wish my colleagues at BA a positive outcome. Reading the latest news reports, it seems like BA management is making every mistake and it would have been much better for them to bargain a bit more!
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