Court Grants BA Injunction to Block Strike

The Times and other sources are reporting that the British Airways cabin crew strike will not take place this Christmas after the airline was granted an emergency injunction preventing the planned 12-day walk-out.

BA argued that the ballot, carried by nine votes to one, was flawed because it included the votes of some cabin crew who had already taken voluntary redundancy under the company’s cost-cutting drive.

The airline's legal team insisted that the union knew the 800 cabin crew had opted to leave the company.

The union has conceded that there were some mistakes during the ballot but insisted that these would not have a material effect on the outcome of the vote.

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