British Airways seems to have ratcheted up its position, by issuing a threat that ID90’s (used for standby travel which gives an industry discount of 90%) are to go for striking workers, and in addition, the quality of crew hotels are now up for review.
Unite describe the move as “shocking”, “another act of provocation” and “petty’.
It should be noted that the ID90’s and other travel perks are NOT part of the standard BA contracts – and thus can be withdrawn as a disciplinary measure. For those BA crew members who commute from far and flung places – this could be very expensive in the long run if their benefits are withdrawn and they’re travelling on ID90’s
Let the games continue – this is get very nasty very quickly.