British Airways sues workers in attempt to stop strike

first_imgIn a bid to prevent the 12-day Christmas strike by unionised cabin crew, British Airways has sought a legal injunction due to what it perceives as “balloting flaws” which would render the vote for the strike invalid.British Airways cabin crew are currently planning a 12 day walkout from the 22nd of December onwards, and covering both the Christmas and New Year’s period.Unite, the union which represents British Airways cabin crew, is arguing against pay conditions and new staffing conditions which see a reduction from 15 to 14 cabin crew members as well as a switch to part-time for 3,000 employees.But British Airways says the vote for a strike was invalid as the ballot included former British Airways staff who were made redundant.“Unite was told about the problems with its ballot on Friday. Yet it cynically went ahead with an extreme, highly publicised threat to our customers and our business in the knowledge that it might not be able to carry it out,” said Willie Walsh, British Airways CEO.“We are absolutely determined to do whatever we can to protect our customers from this appalling, unjustified decision from Unite,” he continues. “We do not want to see a million Christmases ruined. British Airways says it’s currently working with its oneworld partners to try and get passengers on disrupted services on other flights. <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=ada84479″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.Xlast_img read more

LISTEN Gerald Christian Cardinals tight end

first_imgLISTEN: Gerald Christian, Cardinals tight end Your browser does not support the audio element. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “Looking at stuff online I guess I get a roast,” said Christian. “People get to come out and make fun of me. So I’m not really looking forward to that.”Though Christian may not be thrilled about his upcoming roast, he is excited about other parts of the experience.“They told me I’m gonna go out there and they’re gonna teach me how to surf,” he said. “I’m ready for that.”Should be a sight to see at 6-foot-3, 244 pounds.Over the last two seasons at Louisville, Christian caught 60 passes for 810 yards and nine touchdowns. And now, the Cardinals draft pick will receive the Lowsman Trophy, which is like the heralded Heisman Trophy except it depicts a player fumbling a football.“I’ll probably give it to my mom,” Christian said. “I doubt I’ll have it at my house somewhere.” Arizona Cardinals 7th round draft pick Gerald Christian is heading to Disneyland. The Louisville tight end was the last pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, earning him the title ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ and his first trip to California.“I’ve never been to California,” Christian told Burns & Gambo Tuesday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “It’s a vacation before football starts.”Christian will be the focus of a week of events in Newport Beach, Calif., from July 7-12, including a banquet, a trip to Disneyland, Angel Stadium and a roast.last_img read more