BA strike: Union members consider offer

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
BA strike: Union members consider offer

The long-running dispute between the Unite union and British Airways (BA) could come to an end following talks to avert further industrial action.

Union members are understood to be meeting later today which could lead to an offer.

Cabin crew have been involved in a bitter dispute with the airline since November 2009 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 a strike more than a year ago.

To date, cabin crew members have held 22 days of strikes which has cost the airline millions of pounds.

The airline has admitted in the past that it is fighting for survival and said the cost-cutting programme is part of a strategy to reduce salary costs.

If members at the meeting are in favour of the offer, the threat of further strike action could be lifted.

A spokesperson for the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association - a division of Unite - confirmed that “talks have now concluded to the satisfaction of both parties”.

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