Get your diaries out if you have the misfortune to fly British Airways on the follow dates:
- Sunday 5th February
- Monday 6th February
- Tuesday 7th February
- Thursday 9th February
- Friday 10th February
- Saturday 11th February
This is a total of six days strike action that have been proposed by the Unite union who are representing the British Airways Mixed Fleet crew.
British Airways Airbus A319 taxing at Heathrow… although there might be a fewer on strike days – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
The action is over pay between the mixed fleet crew and British Airways management.
In a statement British Airways says:
We will once again ensure that all of our customers will travel to their destinations.
We will publish our contingency plans on Tuesday 31 January to customers who have bookings in the first set of three days of threatened industrial action.
We will publish our contingency plans on Thursday 2 February to customers who have bookings in the second set of three days of threatened industrial action.
Unite the Union states:
“Your reluctance to offer a reasonable pay deal to our members, yet spend what we believe is now reaching millions of pounds in trying to quash strike action, suggests money is available and this is a question of ideology. We urge you to recognise that there is a chance here for British Airways to take a different route.”
What can be said here that hasn’t been said before? Both sides still need to get around the negotiating table and sort the issues out.
But does the willingness on both sides to solve the pay issues with both sides taking the stances they have? I’m not sure to be honest.
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