High Court lifts BA strike ban

UNITE has won an appeal against a high court order banning a strike by BA cabin crew staff.

BA was granted an injunction on Monday after the court ruled that the Unite union had not reported results of its strike ballot correctly to members.

But Unite appealed against the decision, and the panel ruled 2-1 in favour of overturning the injunction.

Unite accused BA of "perpetuating a dispute" after the court announced its decision.

Strikes are now free to go ahead, possibly from as early as next week. The two sides are locked in a dispute over pay, jobs and working conditions.