BA Cabin Crew Strike Announcement

BA Cabin Crew Strike Announcement

Last month, Unite union issued ballot papers on potential strike action to 12,500 plus BA cabin crew members.

Today, at 2pm at Sandown Racecourse in Esher, Surrey, Unite will announce the result of the ballot.  The announcement will take place at the same location and on the same day as a mass meeting of BA cabin crew.

In November, BA imposed new working arrangements on cabin crew, including the reduction of crew numbers on all flights.  Cabin crew say this has negatively affected passenger service, as well as their earnings and career prospects.

BA posted record losses of £401 million last year, prompting chief executive Willie Walsh to say the airline faced a “fight for survival.”

As part of the airline’s cost-cutting plans, 1,700 full-time BA cabin crew are at risk of redundancy.

Unite union says cabin crew who remain face extended working hours and new starters brought in at “bargain basement wages.”

BA insists the changes are necessary, however, to ensure the airline’s “long-term survival.”

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