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Industrial Dispute Between British Airways And The Transport And General Workers Union

EDM number 206 in 1997-98, proposed by Piara S Khabra on 07/07/1997.

That this House notes that, in connection with the current industrial relations problems within British Airways, BA had previously given undertakings that there would be no selling off of business units without prior consultation with the staff and the representative trade union, the T&G; further notes the disproportionate effect that the proposed sell off of the catering division would have on the Asian community in west London, and that the proposed new terms and conditions are to be imposed on the majority of the cabin crew community after securing an agreement with a rump 'union' and avoiding negotiations with the majority representative body, T&G BASSA; believes that the BA staff are the real long-term stakeholders who have made BA the world's most successful airline and should have been treated in a way that befits social partners; also believes that the rumoured recruitment of strike breakers from employment agencies is provocative and probably unlawful, contrary to ILO Convention No.96, given effect in Britain as the Employment Agencies Act 1973; calls on BA to honour existing commitments to ground services staff as set out in the staff charter; and further calls on BA to open meaningful negotiations with the majority of cabin crew union, namely T&G BASSA.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Piara S Khabra07/07/1997Ealing, SouthallLabourProposed
Stephen Pound07/07/1997Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Marsha Singh07/07/1997Bradford WestLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar07/07/1997Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Fiona Mactaggart07/07/1997SloughLabourSigned
Tony McNulty07/07/1997Harrow EastLabourSigned
Michael Clapham07/07/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Ann Cryer07/07/1997KeighleyLabourSigned
Don Touhig07/07/1997IslwynLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe08/07/1997LeighLabourSigned
Gareth Thomas08/07/1997Harrow WestLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg08/07/1997Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Ian Davidson08/07/1997Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Cummings08/07/1997EasingtonLabourSigned
Bill Michie08/07/1997Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon08/07/1997HalifaxLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone08/07/1997Brent EastLabourSigned
Lynne Jones08/07/1997Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/07/1997Islington NorthLabourSigned
Phil Hope09/07/1997CorbyLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harry Barnes09/07/1997North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Norman Godman09/07/1997Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe09/07/1997Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell09/07/1997Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Richard Burden09/07/1997Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner09/07/1997BolsoverLabourSigned
Martin Salter09/07/1997Reading WestLabourSigned
Ernie Ross09/07/1997Dundee WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington10/07/1997Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Audrey Wise10/07/1997PrestonLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/07/1997Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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