BA Crews Vote on Further Strike Action

7 Sep 2010 by Matthew Fransioli     

British Airways are currently facing the prospect of yet more strike action from its staff after another ballot to strike was sent out to Unite members this week. It is feared that if the ballot comes back in favour of a strike that the staff could choose the period over Christmas as the time to hold their protest.

Over 1,000 flight attendants met at Kempton Park Racecourse to discuss the need for more strike action, following on from the 22 days of striking that the crews have already taken part in since March this year. At the moment though, crucially needed talks to break the current deadlock are not set to be held until the TUC conference next week when representatives from all parties will meet.

Although the strikes are only in discussions they will affect flights from Heathrow Airport and Manchester Airport if they go ahead. Sixt have branches at both airports and will do our best to keep all readers of the blog up-to-date with the situation.

The row his risen after plans to cut costs by reducing benefits to staff and cabin crew members on flight were revealed by the BA boss Willie Walsh earlier this year.

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