BAA Strike averted
August 17th, 2010 by elisa

After 9 hours of talks between BAA and Unite overseen by the conciliation service Acas last night, the strike looks like it will be averted.

BAA offered a new pay deal to employees that Unite will strongly urge them to accept, thus avoiding strike action.

Brian Boyd, Unite’s national officer, said: “Unite came to these negotiations with a strong mandate for industrial action.

“In today’s negotiations between Unite and BAA, the assistance of Acas has been constructive and we are pleased to announce we are calling off strike action at BAA’s six airports.

“Unite’s negotiating committee will recommend a much-improved offer from BAA.”

Details of the pay offer will be announced later today once BAA staff have been informed.

In light of the possibility of a strike that would have caused a huge amount of disruption across the UK, travel experts have made calls to break up the monopoly BAA have over British airports, saying that passengers are held ‘hostage’ to the threat of strike.

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