British Airways Delays Strike

The Guardian and other sources are reporting that British Airways'  cabin crew have agreed to delay setting strike dates amid hopes of a deal with the airline on staff cuts.

The negotiating team at the Unite union and its cabin crew branch, Bassa, will continue talks with BA executives under the auspices of the TUC. The decision was taken at a Bassa meeting at Kempton Park racecourse near Heathrow airport today, where about 1,000 flight attendants were told that a settlement might be possible.

Unite members endorsed strike action this week in a vote that saw 81 percent call for a walkout. Unite still has until March 22 before its strike mandate expires under trade union legislation.

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