PLANNED strikes by airport workers that would have caused travel misery over the bank holiday weekend were called off yesterday.
HUNDREDS of baggage handlers at Gatwick airport were going on strike today in a row over workloads and the suspension of a union official.
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WORKERS who refuel aircraft at Heathrow mounted a picket line at the airport today at the start of a 48 hour-strike over pay.
BRITISH Airways had to cancel six more flights today but promised to cope with the Bank Holiday rush over the weekend.
HOLIDAYMAKERS were bracing themselves for industrial action which is expected to throw transport networks into chaos over the long holiday weekend.
BRITISH Airways passengers have had the prospect of further bank holiday travel misery heaped upon them after the airline’s main union announced staff would stage a 24-hour strike over pay.
THOUSANDS of airport workers were set to begin voting on strike action today, raising the threat of late summer chaos for travellers.
BRITISH Airways passengers face further disruption amid fears engineers based at Scotland’s largest airport could take wildcat strike action if talks on a new pay and conditions deal continue to falter.
PASSENGERS who were caught up in the chaos that resulted from the wildcat strikes by British Airways staff last month are to receive £80 flight vouchers in a move expected to cost £3.6 million.
THERE was a very nostalgic familiarity to some of the responses to the British Airways strike. I could almost hear the strains of Abba in the background as the clichés rolled out: bolshie unions, workshy staff, why can’t people accept new working practices? Pass the Black Forest gateau.
EMBATTLED British Airways today revealed that it was facing costs of up to £40 million for the recent unofficial strike action over swipe-card sign-ons for check-in staff.
THE future of British Airways hangs on the outcome of talks to end the dispute over electronic "swipe cards", the airline’s chief executive said yesterday.
AIRPORT operator BAA today reported an 11.2 per cent fall in first-quarter profits but said it looked to the future with confidence, despite the ongoing disruption caused by last week’s unofficial strike among British Airways check-in staff.
BRITISH Airways’ troubles will deepen this week when it unveils its worst ever first quarter loss as chief executive Rod Eddington meets unions in a bid to head off another damaging strike.
THE British Airways (BA) dispute intensified yesterday as unions launched official strike ballots which could plunge flights at Heathrow and Gatwick into chaos next month.
MARATHON talks aimed at resolving the British Airways "swipe card" dispute were adjourned this morning after 11 hours and were due to resume later today.
CRUCIAL talks aimed at averting further walkouts by British Airways workers were resuming today.
BRITISH Airways was holding crisis talks with unions today in a bid to end the unofficial industrial action which has caused chaos at Heathrow Airport.
THOUSANDS of British travellers yesterday had to change their travel plans following a strike by air traffic controllers in France.
THE travel plans of thousands of British holidaymakers were thrown into turmoil for a second day in succession yesterday as Spanish workers staged a 24-hour general strike.