BA and Unite talks fail
TALKS between British Airways and union Unite over cost savings and redundancies broke down last night.
The two sides, battling over an agreement to cut thousands of jobs and freeze pay, must now abide by a 14-day cooling off period, during which there is no communication between them.
BA wants staff to accept a two-year pay freeze and has already announced it is looking for 3,000 redundancies among crew and administrative staff.
BA said in a statement last night: “Unite has today registered a failure to agree in the cabin crew talks. A failure to agree involves a 14 day cooling off period. This period is for both sides to reflect on where they are and explore ways of resolving matters.”
The company’s deadline of 30 June for an agreement has already passed without success, despite the involvement of conciliation service Acas.