Unite has warned British Airways it is heading for “months of industrial unrest” unless it steps back from current restructuring proposals.
The union claimed BA’s strategy would “effectively force thousands of workers onto punitive and insecure zero hours-type contracts”.
Unite is due to hold a meeting for BA ramp, baggage and cargo staff still in negotiations about their futures on Thursday (20 August) in Feltham.
“BA’s claims that settlements have been reached with the workforce are a deliberate effort to mislead and cause division,” Unite claimed in a statement ahead of the meeting.
More than 6,000 BA staff including cabin crew, engineers, and airports staff have applied for voluntary redundancy, according to the airline.
Their decision followed BA’s announcement in April of intentions to axe up to 12,000 jobs company-wide due to the impact of Covid-19 – a move heavily criticised by unions and addressed by MPs.