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Latest British Airways strike gets underway

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Latest British Airways strike gets underway


British Airways has reassured passengers that its running more services than planned as cabin crew began their latest five-day strike on Sunday.

The walk-out coincides with half-term school holidays for most of the UK.

Services are running as normal from Gatwick and London City airports, while at Heathrow BA’s
operating 70 per cent of longhaul flights and 55 per cent of shorthaul flights.

Britain’s biggest union, Unite, which represents 90 percent of BA’s 12,000 cabin crew, is involved in an increasingly bitter battle with airline boss Willie Walsh over proposed cost-cutting measures.

The latest attempt to reach a deal stalled on Friday. Mediator Acas is now trying to get both parties back around the table.

Walsh says he plans to attend Unite’s annual conference in Manchester today to continue negotiations.

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