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BA flight crews begin 5-day walkout

BA flight crews begin 5-day walkout

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) -- British Airways flight crews began the first of three five-day strikes Monday, and union officials and management argued in public over travel concessions.

British Airways cabin crews set to strike

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- Talks between British Airways and cabin crews have fallen apart, a union official said, as members prepared for a five-day walkout set to start Monday.

Union wants to resume talks with BA

LONDON, March 21 (UPI) -- A union representing striking British Airways cabin crew members urged the airline Sunday to resume talks to end a strike that's "in no one's interest."

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Oil prices increased slightly on overseas tensions; BP and Shell set to announce record profits; weather outlook grim for oil producers.

21 dolphins dead after stranding

FALMOUTH, England, June 9 (UPI) -- Rescuers in England's Cornwall county said at least 21 dolphins that became beached after they were stranded in a river have died.

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'Fairytale' rescue for Marra the dolphin

MARYPORT, England, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A juvenile bottlenose dolphin trapped at Maryport, England, was returned to the sea, where it met and swam off with another dolphin, a report said. While Marra the dolphin brought delight for nearly a month at the tidal marina, rescuers took action Monday

Whale in River Thames spotted upstream

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A whale that had been stranded in the River Thames in London for most of Friday, has been spotted further inland at Battersea.

Negotiations with BA caterer break down

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Talks between British Airways' contract caterer and the union representing its workers at London's Heathrow Airport have stalled over rehiring employees.

MG Rover collapses after Chinese pull out

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- British car manufacturer MG Rover collapsed after the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corps. ruled out a deal Friday.

Government throws lifeline to MG Rover

LONGBRIDGE, England, April 11 (UPI) -- Stricken car maker MG Rover has been granted a $12.3 million loan by the British government to cover costs while it seeks a takeover deal.

Beached sperm whale dies

LONDON, March 22 (UPI) -- A sperm whale beached on an English sand bar has died, Sky News reported Monday.
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Anthony Woodley (born 2 January 1948) is a British trade unionist who is the Joint-General Secretary of the Unite union which was formed through the merger of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers Union in 2007.

Born in Wallasey, he was educated at a secondary modern school on the Wirral; at the age of 15, he was taken on by the Ocean Steam Ship Company, working as a steward for four years. In 1967, he started working for Vauxhall Motors at Ellesmere Port (Hooton Park), where he joined the TGWU.

In 1980, he was elected a union convenor; his father George had also been a union convenor at the plant for the National Union of Vehicle Builders. He was appointed as a full-time district official of the TGWU in 1989, later becoming National Officer of the Vehicle Building and Automotive Group, and was elected as TGWU Deputy General Secretary in 2002.

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