More BA Strikes to Come?

Disheartening news from the the Daily Mail today about the British Airways negotiations. The paper is reporting that the Unite union is threatening a further 12 weeks of stoppages from early August.

The union, which represents BA cabin crew, has written to members advising that it plans to hold another ballot on industrial action over cost-cutting by the airline. Unite members have walked off the job for 22 days so far this year, reportedly costing BA more than $222 million.

In a message to their 12,000 members, joint Unite general secretaries Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson said that another walk-out could occur from August 3 to October 25.

Unite has claimed that BA "has shown a disregard to its collective agreements" by using staff from other parts of the business as cabin crew during the strikes, The Times reported.

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