British Airways Cabin Crew Union Threatens Spring Strike Action

Posted: January 28th, 2011

According to Unite, the union representing British Airways cabin crew, 10,220 members of the that union have voted in favor of new industrial action, raising the possibility of strike action over the spring and Easter holidays. Union representatives said that members had voted in support of industrial action for the fourth time in 13 months. British Airways responded by stating they have made a very fair offer which they feel meets the concerns raised during 14 months of negotiations and ensures the BA cabin crew remain the best rewarded in the UK airline industry. British Airways plans to continue operations of its longhaul flights out of Heathrow, as well as all flights in and out of both Gatwick and London City. The airlines is speaking to a number of carriers about leasing extra aircraft to support their shorthaul schedule and also obtaining thousands of seats from other airlines to help customers rebook if their original flight is cancelled. No dates for strike action have been announced.

Source: Business Traveller, British Airways