BA Strike Update: Gordon Brown Speaks Out

The Times is reporting that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called on British Airways and its workers to re-start talks to resolve a row over pay and conditions as the airline prepared to launch legal action in a last-ditch attempt to halt a planned 12-day strike.

The Prime Minister said he was “very worried” by the possibility of the walkout and the Government would do “everything it can” to bring the two sides together to resolve the dispute. “I am very worried about this and that is why I talked to Andrew Adonis, our transport minister, at six o’clock this morning," Brown added.

“We are agreed that the different sides in this dispute have got to look outwards and not inwards, they have got to think of the passengers that they serve, they have got to think about the future of their company.”

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