Unite union bargaining with BA
Union gives BA until June 29th to reach agreement
British Airways (BA) cabin crew could hold a ballot on further
industrial action if strike negotiations between Unite and the
Unite announced that BA must "demonstrate that it is willing to
negotiate a solution" before June 29th or risk further
Strike action could occur as staff are concerned over the use of
other employees to cover as cabin crew and the removal of travel
perks from those who went on strike
Brian Boyd, Unite national officer for civil aviation, claimed
the union did not seek conflict and simply wished to reach an
He said: "Drop the tough talk and work with us to deliver the
change needed for the future and preserve the standards associated
with this great airline."
If strikes do go ahead, BA aim to fly all long-haul services and
a substantial proportion of short-haul flights from Heathrow.
The 22 days of strikes that have already taken place this have
cost the airline an estimated £150 million.