BA’s Heathrow staff dispute goes to arbitration

The
dispute between British Airways and staff at Heathrow Airport will be taken to
conciliation and arbitration service Acas tonight.

The
dispute started after BA introduced a new clocking-in system for staff at the
airport.

Some
employees are refusing to co-operate, and walked out last weekend.

Staff
believe the new swipe-card entry system could see them sent home during quiet
periods and called in during busy times.

BA
said the swipe-card system was already being used by its employees elsewhere, and
was simply replacing an existing paper-based system.

By Quentin Reade

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