Travel BA cabin crew to stage two-week strike from July 1

11:10  19 june  2017
11:10  19 june  2017 Source:   Press Association

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“It now means British Airways faces an entirely avoidable two week strike and prolonged legal action on behalf of over 1 ,400 mixed cabin crew . Related British Airways cabin crew to stage new four-day strike in dispute over pay.

BA cabin crew are in a long-running dispute over pay and travel concessions. The union also announced it would "vigorously" pursue legal action against the airline on behalf of 1 ,400 cabin crew , who say they were "sanctioned" for taking previous strike action.

BA cabin crew industrial action © PA WIRE BA cabin crew industrial action British Airways cabin crew are to stage a two-week strike in a long-running dispute over pay and travel concessions.

Members of Unite in the so-called mixed fleet will walk out from 00:01 on Saturday July 1 to 23:59 on Sunday July 16.

The union also announced it would "vigorously" pursue legal action against the airline on behalf of 1,400 cabin crew, who say they were "sanctioned" for taking previous strike action.

The union accused BA of drawing up a "blacklist" to impose sanctions on striking cabin crew, including cutting bonus payments and removing staff travel concessions.

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British Airways cabin crew are to stage a two - week strike from July 1 in a long-running Members of Unite in the so-called mixed fleet will walk out on Saturday July 1 They work on less favourable contracts than longer-serving BA cabin crew

Members of the union in BA 's so-called mixed fleet will stage a walk-out running from 12.01am on Saturday 1 July to 11.59pm on Sunday 16 July . "It now means British Airways faces an entirely avoidable two - week strike and prolonged legal action on behalf of over 1 ,400 mixed cabin crew ."

Last week Unite suspended a planned four-day strike due to start today, in a bid to resolve the dispute through fresh talks.

The union accused BA of failing to send its key decision makers to the talks at the conciliation service Acas and set a deadline of 12 noon on Friday for acceptance of its "final compromise position".

Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett said: "The refusal by British Airways bosses to meaningfully consider our compromise offer is deeply disappointing.

"A resolution to this long running dispute was within the grasp of British Airways, but instead of grabbing that opportunity, bosses rebuffed it.

"It now means British Airways faces an entirely avoidable two week strike and prolonged legal action on behalf of over 1,400 mixed cabin crew.

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British Airways cabin crew are to stage a two - week strike in a long-running dispute over pay and travel concessions, trade union Unite announced. Members of the union in BA 's so-called mixed fleet will stage a walk-out running from 12.01am on Saturday 1 July to 11.59pm on Sunday 16 July .

It now means British Airways faces an entirely avoidable two - week strike and prolonged legal action on behalf of over 1 ,400 mixed cabin crew ." There have been 26 days of strike action by BA staff since the start of the year.

"Unite believes the divisive way British Airways has targeted striking members of cabin crew is unlawful and amounts to blacklisting.

"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.

"We would urge British Airways' bosses to come to their senses and think again."

There has been a total of 26 days of strike action since the beginning of January.

A BA spokesman said: "As for previous periods when Unite called strikes of mixed fleet cabin crew, we will fly all our customers to their destinations.

"This proposed strike action is extreme and completely unnecessary. We had reached a deal on pay, which Unite agreed was acceptable. Unite has already confirmed it is pursuing the non-pay issues in this dispute through the courts.

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

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