Jun 23, 2022

Hundreds of British Airways staff vote to strike over pay

The GMB claimed that while other British Airways workers have been given a "10% bonus, the check-in staff have had nothing". British Airways has said it offered staff a "10% payment for this year which was rejected". Nadine Houghton, GMB national officer, said prior to the vote that staff had been "Verbally and physically abused by angry passengers after British Airways' staff shortages and IT failures nearly brought the airport to a standstill". Hundreds of flights across the UK were cancelled during the week of the Platinum Jubilee and school half-term holidays, and concerns have been raised of further travel woes during the summer. The disruption has been caused by several factors, but staff shortages has left the aviation industry struggling to cope with resurgent demand for overseas travel.

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