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British Airways faces cabin crew strikes in February

Staff Writer | January 28, 2017
British Airways (BA) faces another six days of industrial action by some of its cabin crew, represented by the Unite trade union.
British Airways crew
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The cabin crew, members of the London Heathrow-based mixed fleet workforce that staffs both short- and long-haul services, will strike between February 5-7 and February 9-11.

In a letter to BA, Unite urged BA to return to negotiations: "Your reluctance to offer a reasonable pay deal to our members, yet spend what we believe is now reaching millions of pounds in trying to quash strike action, suggests money is available and this is a question of ideology."

The union said BA had been spending substantial sums to hiring in third-party aircraft to cover schedules affected by previous strike period and urged the company to “get back around the table, with the starting point being the encouraging start that we made at Acas before Christmas.”

BA mixed fleet cabin crew has so far staged two stoppages, resulting in five days of strike action.