Cabin crew at British Airways have begun a new strike amid an increasingly acrimonious war of words between unions and management.
The first day of action since a series of stoppages in March centres on wages, job cuts and travel perks.
BA says some 70 percent of passengers should reach their destinations today- the disruption is expected to be confined to London’s Heathrow airport.
On Saturday, talks broke down abruptly after left-wing protesters gatecrashed the building where negotiations were taking place.
The British airlines chief, Willie Walsh, who found himself surrounded by demonstrators, has accused the Unite union of failing to take up a further offer of talks despite the Union’s General secretary offering to call off the walkout if cabin staff’s travel perks were reinstated.