18 APRIL 2011


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Article from BTNews 18 APRIL 2011

British Airways and Unite issue joint statement

With both parties now under new leadership British Airways and Unite appear to be making progress with their cabin staff quarrel.  The union said it will not call any more industrial action for the time being which includes Easter.  BA has granted a 28-day extension to the current strike mandate, which was due to expire on Monday.

In a joint statement, Unite and BA said: “The new General Secretary of Unite, Len McCluskey, and the new Chief Executive of British Airways, Keith Williams, have had exploratory talks over the last few weeks and are committed to seeking an honourable and fair settlement to the long-running dispute.

“Both men accept that a lasting peace is essential for the well-being of all cabin crew and for the benefit of British Airways’ customers."

“To achieve such a peace, it is understood by British Airways that cabin crew must feel that their concerns are being fairly dealt with, and it is recognised by the union and management that acceptance of change is the key to lasting peace"

The parties said any deal would need to include the restoration of staff travel, a binding independent review of disciplines to ensure fairness; and “measures to address concerns on earnings and lifestyle associated with the established changes in onboard crew numbers”. www.ba.com www.unitetheunion.com

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