Unite, which represents approximately 25,000 workers at British Airways and Iberia combined, said it has scheduled an "urgent" meeting with Spanish counterpart CC.OO. in order "to ensure workers' interests are protected as these companies inevitably seek greater efficiencies and cost savings, as well as the opening up of markets in the wake a successful merger." BA and IB announced their entrance into merger negotiations last week (ATWOnline, July 30). Overall, Unite said it was "cautious" ...

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