British Airways and union in further talks to avert strikes

| October 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Further talks have taken place at conciliation service, ACAS, between British Airways (BA) and the Unite union in the latest bid to avert strikes by the airline’s cabin crew members.

Cabin crew have been in a long-running dispute with the airline over cost-cutting measures, which include a pay freeze, a switch to part-time working for thousands of staff, as well as removing travel perks, which were stripped from members during the strike in March.

Reports say that a fresh strike ballot is forthcoming, although, sources close to the situation say “substantive progress” had been made in last Friday’s talks.

However, if talks collapse and a ballot goes ahead, a further strike could take place over the crucial Christmas period.

So far, cabin crew members have held 22 days of strikes which has cost their airline millions of pounds.

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