Malone and others v British Airwards Plc [2011] IRLR 32 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts: Agreement as to crew numbers not incorporated into contracts

    Date:
    6 April 2011

    In Malone and others v British Airways Plc [2011] IRLR 32 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the provisions of a collective agreement that purported to set "minimum" cabin crew numbers for different routes and types of aircraft were not incorporated into individual employees' contracts of employment. The provisions amounted to a collective undertaking to operate with minimum numbers so as to protect jobs and guard against excessive workloads, and were binding in honour only.

  • British Airways cabin crew lose breach of contract appeal

    Date:
    10 November 2010

    The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by British Airways cabin crew against the High Court's decision that BA was not in breach of contract by reducing crew complements on flights.