BA to issue strike contingency plans

BA to issue strike contingency plans

British Airways is due to publish contingency plans today for dealing with the latest wave of cabin crew strikes threatened for next week.

Unite union members of the airline’s so-called mixed fleet are due to stage a fresh walkout for three days from February 5 in an ongoing row over “poverty pay”.

A second three days of industrial action is planned for February 9-11.

The airline is poised to issue its contingency plans today for passengers with bookings in the first set of strike action days followed on Thursday by its plans for the second strike period.

BA stressed that it was able to fly all customers to their destinations during the previous two strikes by mixed fleet Unite crew “and we will ensure this happens again”.

The airline said: “Our pay offer for mixed fleet crew is consistent with deals agreed with Unite for other British Airways colleagues.

“It also reflects pay awards given by other companies in the UK and will ensure that rewards for mixed fleet remain in line with those for cabin crew at our airline competitors.”

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