British Airways Holiday Strikes Called Off

December 23, 2016

With a recent vote to strike by British Airways cabin crew threatening to disrupt flight plans this month, the union representing the airline’s cabin crew has called off strikes planned for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

A spokesperson for the airline said, “We welcome the announcement from Unite that it has called off the strikes scheduled for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.”

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A Telegraph story previously said, “British Airways passengers face disruption to flights over Christmas and the New Year after cabin crew voted overwhelmingly in favour of strikes.

“Unite said its members backed walkouts by 4-1, giving the green light to strikes that could begin as early as December 21. The pay dispute involves cabin crew who have joined the airline since 2010, with Unite claiming they earn less than other staff. Turnout in the ballot was 60 per cent.

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  1. Kangoocar says:

    When will the dead heads in our present government ever learn this simple fact, stand up to the unions and they will fold! BA management made it very clear that they were putting contingency plans in place and travelers would not be disrupted, soon after the unions call off their strike, why can’t those in power in BDA, learn this very simple way of defeating our local unions?

  2. Festive says:

    Thanks OBA!! They should stay in another 50 years! 2000 jobs here we come!