BA strikes loom as negotiations break down
Unite and BA fail to reach an agreement over travel concessions
British Airways (BA) is facing further industrial action after
its negotiations with trade union Unite broke down.
Conciliation service Acas confirmed that both sides were given a
new set of proposals last week but were unable to agree a deal.
Unite has threatened to hold a vote on a further round of
strikes, possibly on the first weekend of August, if no agreement
can be reached.
BA staff initially chose to strike over concerns regarding job
losses, although Unite is currently trying to reinstate travel
perks which were stripped from workers who took part in last year's
"Unite remains committed to finding a settlement which addresses
its members' concerns," said a spokesman for the union.
"We remain in touch with Acas and with British Airways to that
The airline has lost an estimated £150 million as a result of
the 22 days of strike action which have already taken place this