BA strike cancelled
December 18th, 2009 by elisa

British Airways has won a High Court injunction to lift the threat of the 12-day cabin crew strike. The court ruled that the planned industrial action was unlawful because the union had not balloted its members correctly as it had included ballots by members who had already agreed to take voluntary redundancy.  However, Unite did not rule out possible future strike action and a possible appeal against the court ruling.

BA said: “We are delighted for our customers that the threat of a Christmas strike has been lifted by the court.

“It is a decision that will be welcomed by hundreds of thousands of families in the UK and around the world.”

Rochelle Turner, head of research for Which? Holiday, said: “This is great news for anyone planning to fly with BA this Christmas, providing the union accepts this decision and calls off the strikes.

“However, if BA staff choose to strike regardless of the High Court’s ruling, those planning a Christmas getaway or a trip home to see relatives face days of delays and cancellations, and the real possibility of not getting to their destinations.”

There is still a possibility that there may be a strike in the early new year, unless BA can reach a compromise with employees.

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