BA Strike Update: Union to Vote Again; May Appeal Ruling

The BBC and other sources are reporting that British Airways' cabin crew will be balloted again on industrial action after a planned Christmas strike was declared illegal by the High Court.

Their union, Unite, said it would "move swiftly" toward a fresh ballot, but it did not rule out an appeal against Thursday's legal ruling.

BA said it was "open to holding more talks" with Unite but could not "pre-empt any decision on re-balloting." The 12-day strike was called in protest over changes to working practices, but the judge agreed with BA that Unite had not correctly balloted its members, forcing it to cancel the action. The ballot included people who had left the company or were about to, and so was judged invalid.