UK’s Independent newspaper claims BA spied on its staff in 2011 during strike

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The Independent newspaper ran an article this morning accusing BA of intercepting email and phone calls of some of its employees made on company issued devices, during a bitter dispute in 2011. The airline, it is worth noting, denies the claims.


It all appears to have come to light when Unite, the union in dispute with BA, fell out with a law firm that they were using to take action against BA. The lawyers sued and the papers became public as part of that litigation.

It appears that BA quietly paid £1m to the union in settlement.

You can read the whole story here.


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