Thursday 20 May 2010

NUJ welcomes BA strike action ruling

The High Court decision today to allow British Airways cabin crew to strike has been welcomed by the NUJ, which has faced legal action from Johnston Press over a strike ballot, as restoring "some sanity" to British industrial relations.
NUJ deputy general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: “The court decision earlier this week to frustrate by injunction the democratic strike vote of BA cabin crew - like the court injunction stopping journalists at Johnston Press from going on strike after they’d voted legally to do so - was a severe attack on the fundamental right to strike.
“Today’s decision in favour of Unite goes some way to restore legal respect for that fundamental right. The TUC and the whole trade union movement must now press to ensure that perverse judgments like those in the BA and Johnston Press cases earlier this week are not repeated."
BA was granted an injunction on Monday after the High Court ruled that the Unite union had not reported results of its strike ballot correctly to members.

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