Class identity and action among cabin crew at British Airways

Philip Taylor, Sian Moore, Helen Macdonald

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Abstract

This paper explores the development of identity and consciousness in the context of a major industrial dispute and through a unique source – a pro-union online forum that ran through the course of the 2009-2011 dispute between British Airways and the cabin crew union, BASSA. It follows individuals in their interactions through three threads; one discussing the class identity of cabin crew; a second responding to fears about attending a first union meeting and a third sharing anxieties about going on strike.

Conference

ConferenceInternational Labour Process Conference
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period13/04/1515/04/15

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Keywords

  • cabin crew
  • identity formation
  • British Airways
  • industrial relations
  • industrial action
  • strikes
  • trade unionism
  • gender and politics

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Taylor, P., Moore, S., & Macdonald, H. (2015). Class identity and action among cabin crew at British Airways. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Athens , Greece.
Taylor, Philip ; Moore, Sian ; Macdonald, Helen. / Class identity and action among cabin crew at British Airways. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Athens , Greece.24 p.
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