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British Airways: cabin crew strike threat Feb 17-20

Threatened industrial action – 17-20 FEB 2017

Low-paid British Airways cabin crew have called a further four-day strike next week, despite the airline saying that six days of strikes this week had no impact on its operations.


Unite, the union representing about 2,900 crew members in BA’s mixed fleet, called on the airline to join talks to reach an agreement to avoid further strikes, which are planned to run from Friday 17 to Monday 20 February.


But executives are adamant that there will be no negotiations and appear ready to sit out further action.


BA said it cancelled 34 flights this week because of strike action, but all passengers reached their destinations. It has staffed some planes with higher-paid BA crew from its long-standing long- and short-haul fleets, while some flights have been operated by airlines such as Titan.