Unite members working for British Airways’ mixed fleet have scheduled a two week strike over a long running pay dispute. The union will stop work from July 1 to16 and also intends taking legal action on behalf of 1,400 cabin crew who were blacklisted for taking strike action in a previous occasion.
There had been a walk out in 2010, after which the British Airways had withdrawn the travel concessions of its employees which has intensified the conflict between the two parties. There is a big difference between salary figures quoted by the Union and British Airways regarding the average earning of the cabin crew.
Though the British airways say that they have reached a deal on the figures accepted by the Union. The latest dispute was regarding what has been accepted by the adversaries on the Salary issue.
Anyhow the decision to strike sparked when BA refused final stance of the Unite on the outstanding issue of sanctioning the crew which was in strike.
Despite the announcement of the strike, the British Airways has assured the passengers the continuation of regular flights during this busy summer period.