Saturday, 27 January 2007

Talks on BA strikes continue

Talks over the pending BA cabin crew strikes were resumed today to try and prevent such a predictable outcome. Whatever the result, passengers will still suffer as flights have already been cancelled leaving and arriving at London airports.

Andrew Dodgson Union spokesman for General Workers said
“The carrier has cancelled all flights to and from London's Heathrow airport -- Europe's busiest -- and several more from its Gatwick terminal on Tuesday and Wednesday next week because of the planned strike.”

Further strikes are in the pipeline for 5-7 February if issues are still undecided. Talks between the airline and the Union (representing 11,000 cabin crew) are centred on pay and policies for sick leave.

Strikes that do go ahead will end up costing the airline at least 10-15 million pounds a day. The quicker these issues are resolved the better for everyone.

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