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BA staff back strike action over pay

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BA staff back strike action over pay


As the threat of one airline strike recedes another looms. British Airways cabin crew have backed a call for industrial action over pay and conditions.

No dates have been set. Union representatives say they hope talks will continue, but staff say they are angry at not being consulted properly over cost cutting measures at the company.

Len McCluskey of Unite union said the support for action was a demonstration of a deep sense of grievance. “We can only hope that British Airways will take that on board and try to be more flexible in our negotiations, which we are conducting at the moment, so that we can resolve the issue.”

Although it is not clear when the stoppage will take place, Unite has pledged not to take action over the Easter period.

Meanwhile unions representing French air traffic controllers have also announced a five-day strike beginning today. Hundreds of flights in and out of Paris airports are expected to be cancelled.

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