BA and Unite set to resume strike talks

City A.M. Reporter
British Airways and union Unite, which represents 90 per cent of the airline’s cabin crew, are likely to meet again this week in a bid to end potential strikes that would cause travel chaos.

Unite general secretary Tony Woodley was forced to reassure BA staff the union is committed to ending the dispute without damaging strike action after talks broke down last week. The two sides are in a dispute over cabin crew pay and conditions, which has resulted in 22 days of strike so far this year.

A key sticking point in resolving the dispute, which originally centred around cuts to pay and staffing levels, has been BA’s decision to remove travel perks from cabin crew who took part in the strikes.