Striking BA cabin crew to lobby Parliament

Striking BA cabin crew to lobby Parliament

About 100 striking British Airways cabin crew are to lobby Parliament in an effort to win support from MPs for their pay dispute.

The lobby coincides with the final day of a three-day strike by Unite union members of the airline’s mixed fleet cabin crew which will be followed by a further three day walkout from Thursday.

The cabin crew have previously staged two stoppages, before this week’s strike action which started on Sunday.

BA has pledged to fly all passengers to their destinations during the strike days, with the majority of Heathrow flights operating as normal.

Unite national officer Oliver Richardson said: “With support for the strike remaining strong, we would urge MPs to come along to the lobby and hear first-hand about the affect low pay is having on mixed fleet cabin crew and back their campaign against poverty pay.”

BA said: “Our pay offer for mixed fleet cabin crew is consistent with deals agreed with more than 90% of British Airways colleagues, including many Unite members.

“More than 9,000 cabin crew, represented by a different Unite branch, voted overwhelmingly to accept the deal.

“The offer 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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