British Airways Cabin Crew Announces Strike Over Pay Dispute
British Airways cabin crew members plan to strike for 48 hours over a pay dispute. The strike is set to begin on January 10, Tuesday.
According to The Guardian,
BA said it would “plan to ensure that all our customers travel to their destinations” despite the strike, adding that it would publish details of its contingency plans on Friday. Some flights are expected to be cancelled. The mixed fleet accounts for about 15% of BA’s total cabin crew.
A two-day walkout scheduled for Christmas was suspended after talks between the Unite union and the airline.
But after the union members again rejected the offer, Unite called a strike before the mandate from a ballot expires, a deadline the union said the airline refused to extend the mandate of the strike ballot and allow meaningful talks to take place.
It is important to check the status of your flight if you may be impacted by the strike, by visiting the British Airways website. As stated above, the airline will be announcing its contingency plans later this week, so make sure to check the status of your flight!
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