4 APRIL 2011


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Article from BTNews 4 APRIL 2011

British Airways minority air crew vote for strike

Unite Union has announced that some 5,811 cabin crew members have voted in favour of strikes in the coming weeks at British Airways’ Heathrow hub.  The union must announce the strikes within the next 28 days and then give seven days’ notice of implementation.  BA has in total just under 13,000 in-flight staff, the number in favour of industrial action around 45% of the total. 

"We urge BA's boardroom to see this as a clear message that they must think again about how to regain the trust and confidence of a significant part of their cabin crew operation," Len McCluskey, Unite's General Secretary said in a statement.

"We continue to be in discussions with the company to find a solution to this long-running dispute."

The quarrel began in November 2009.  If the strike takes place both Gatwick and London City are expected to operate as normal. www.unitetheunion.com www.ba.com

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