Support the BA Baggage Handlers! - London - Today 2 Oct

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Steven.'s picture
Joined: 27-06-06
Oct 2 2005 09:19
Support the BA Baggage Handlers! - London - Today 2 Oct

Victimised for taking 'secondary action'

In a magnificent show of solidarity, BA baggage handlers walked out in support of their fellow trade unionists. Their show of solidarity catapulted the dispute onto the world stage, and there has been sympathy action in the USA, Canada and Australia. However, the action is considered 'unlawful' under Britain's anti-trade union laws (a direct legacy of Thatcher's systematic attack on workers rights in the 1980s). BA has now sought to take disciplinary action against 'ringleaders' of the walkout; the senior shop stewards and negotiators for BA's baggage handlers.

1pm, Sunday 2 October, Beacon Hill

Bring union banners and donations for the hardship fund

Getting to Beacon Hill; take the Piccadilly line to Hatton Cross underground station, take the free bus to Terminal 4, then walk back ~ or take H23 red bus Beacon Hill.

By road, pick up the A30 from either the A4 Great West Road, or A312 south from junction 3 of the M4 and go south west. Go past the Hatton Cross tube station and after about 1 mile take the slip road left for Terminal 4, T4. Cross over the A30 and at the roundabout, take the first left along the perimeter road. After about half a mile, mass demonstrators are visible on the grass.

An injury to one is an injury to all

gav's picture
Joined: 22-09-03
Oct 2 2005 09:27

john says he is going, and wants to know if anyone else is up for it