BA cabin crew strike ballot announced
March 28th, 2011 by elisa

The British Airways cabin crew strike ballot has just been announced with the vote overwhelmingly in favour of a strike. 83% of the 6,981 Unite members who returned a valid paper said yes to industrial action.

In a statement just released, Unite said the vote reflected the “continued resilience among the crew who were being balloted on a range of anti-union management measures including sanctions applied to some 6,700 crew who took lawful strike action last year.”

General secretary Len McCluskey said: “This vote shows that cabin crew remain determined to win justice. We urge BA’s boardroom to see this as a clear message that they must think again about how to regain the trust and confidence of a significant part of their cabin crew operation.

“We continue to be in discussions with the company to find a solution to this long-running dispute.”

British Airways issued a short statement in response to the result: “This is a time for co-operation, not confrontation. We began talks with Unite earlier this month, and those talks are continuing. We hope they will bring an end to this dispute, which is what the overwhelming majority of our cabin crew want.”

Unite has not yet announced strike dates.

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