British Airways Owner Says Power Outage Cost 80 Million Pounds

Danny Woods
June 19, 2017

Last week, Unite suspended a planned four-day walk-out that had been due to start on Friday, in a bid to resolve the dispute through fresh talks.

It is understood that Unite is taking legal cases on behalf of 1,400 members who say their travel benefits have been taken away because of taking part in previous strikes.

Strike action will take place between 12.01am Saturday July 1, to 11.59pm Sunday July 16.

'The refusal by British Airways bosses to meaningfully consider our compromise offer is deeply disappointing, ' the Unite union accused in a statement.

British Airways cabin crew are set to go on strike for two weeks this July, giving the airline another major headache while it is trying to recover from the detrimental IT meltdown in May.

Unite has already organized 26 days of walkouts this year, and next month's staged strike would add to that count significantly. Unite says the average Mixed Fleet employee earns £16,000 annually.

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Members of British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew are to stage a two-week walkout from 1 July over pay and travel concessions, according to Unite union.

And on Thursday a malfunction in BA's Terminal 5 at Heathrow meant that passengers had to fly without their hold luggage.

The breakdown at British Airways came as another blow to the aviation industry, which has been plagued by passenger outrage over a number of incidents since a passenger was dragged from a plane at United Airlines.

British Airways said that the proposed strike was "extreme and completely unnecessary".

"The airline should be under no illusion of Unite's intent to pursue justice on behalf of its members all the way to the highest court in the land". The airline's failure led to Unite writing to British Airways bosses with a final compromise position for acceptance by noon today.

"We urge Unite to let its members vote on the pay proposals".

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