British Airways cabin crew announce fresh strike action

British Airways cabin crew announce fresh strike action

British Airways faces a four-day strike by cabin crew on February 17-20.

The latest walkout by Unite union members of the airline’s mixed fleet over ‘poverty pay’ follows a three-day strike which ends tomorrow (Saturday) and three days of industrial action earlier this week.

The union called for the airline to meet at the conciliation service Acas to negotiate a settlement.

BA is to publish details of contingency plans on Tuesday for the latest round of strike action.

“We have flown all customers to their destinations during the previous strikes by mixed fleet Unite and we will ensure this happens again,” the carrier said.

“Our pay offer for mixed fleet crew is consistent with the deal accepted by 92% of colleagues across the airline, most of whom are represented by Unite.

“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.”

United national officer Oliver Richardson said: “Mixed fleet cabin crew are the future of British Airways and deserve better.

“We would urge British Airways to join us at reconvened Acas talks and negotiate a settlement to avoid the cost and disruption of a further four days of strike action.”


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