Howard Beckett

Howard Beckett

British Airways cargo workers vote for strike action in Unite ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

British Airways planes
Unite
Cargo workers at British Airways have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in the ongoing dispute over the airline’s plans change the employment terms of conditions of ...
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British Airways cargo workers ballot for strike action amid ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

British Airways planes
Unite
Unite, the UK’s principal aviation union, is preparing to ballot members for industrial action due to the airline’s plans to ‘fire and rehire’ staff on reduced pay and ...
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Howard Beckett of Unite has urged new BA boss Sean Doyle to open “new chapter of constructive relations” with staff and unions

BA aeroplane taking off
Unite
Unite’s Howard Beckett has urged the incoming British Airways CEO to abandon the previous regime’s “fire and rehire policy” and open up a “new chapter of constructive relations”. ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett says reports of BA reaching an agreement with union over jobs are “not correct”

BA aeroplane taking off
Unite
Unite’s assistant general secretary has responded to reports in the press that an agreement with British Airways over jobs is close. Howard Beckett, Unite’s assistant general secretary, has ...
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Battle to succeed Len McCluskey hots up as Howard Beckett confirms he intends to stand

Len McCluskey
Unite
The battle to control the Labour party’s largest affiliated trade union will soon be underway, as assistant general secretary Howard Beckett has declared his intention to stand for ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett says thousands of loyal BA workers are being “forced out of the jobs they love”

BA aeroplane taking off
Unite
Cabin crew, engineers and airport staff are among the British Airways employees being told whether or not they will lose their jobs. It has been confirmed that more ...
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Unite launches groundbreaking blacklisting case involving the Crossrail construction project

Crossrail
Unite
Unite the Union has launched a groundbreaking contemporary blacklisting case concerning London’s flagship Crossrail construction project. The union is working with Thompsons Solicitors in support of Daniel Collins, ...
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Howard Beckett and Steve Turner leading the race to succeed Len McCluskey as Unite general secretary

Len McCluskey
Unite
The race to succeed Len McCluskey as Unite general secretary reaches a pivotal point this weekend, with Howard Beckett and Steve Turner competing for the endorsement of the ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett hits back at “morally wrong” BA after break down of redundancy talks

BA aeroplane taking off
GMB Unite
British Airways has attacked unions for rejecting formal redundancy consultations, leading to a war of words with Unite and GMB as strike fears grow. Relations between trade unions ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett slams “cynical” and “opportunistic” BA for cutting staff wages during coronavirus pandemic

BA aeroplane taking off
Unite
Unite’s assistant general secretary has accused British Airways of “abusing” the government’s Job Retention Scheme, describing it as a “complete betrayal of workers”. Senior cabin crew workers at ...
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