BA faces fresh four-day cabin crew strike

BA faces fresh four-day cabin crew strike

British Airways faces a fresh walkout by cabin crew later this month in an ongoing row over pay.

Members of the Unite union working for the airline’s mixed fleet plan a four-day strike on February 22-25.

The action follows a series of strikes this year including the latest four-day walkout to be staged from this Friday until Monday (February 20).

The latest strike announcement follows calls by the union for the airline to enter talks at the conciliation service Acas and reach an agreement to avoid further strike disruption.

There has been a total of 11 days of strike action so far since the start of January.

BA said: “We will publish more details over the weekend in relation to further strikes called by mixed fleet Unite for February 22-25, but as in previous strikes all customers will fly to their destinations.”

The carrier also pledge to fly all passengers to their destinations during the latest industrial action on February 17-20, with about 1% of Heathrow flights to be merged.

Services from Gatwick and London City airport will operate as normal in addition to the “vast majority” of flights to and from Heathrow.

BA 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.

“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, this week 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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