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British Airways dispute resolved


British Airways dispute resolved


British Airways cabin crews have agreed to call off a bitter dispute with the airline.

That ends a row that started a 18-months ago and cost BA over 170 million euros in lost business because of 22 days of strikes last year.

The proposals were met with near unanimous approval through a show of hands at a union meeting near London’s Heathrow Airport. They will now be put to a full ballot of union members.

The two-year agreement would see cabin crews getting a four percent pay rise this year and a 3.5 percent increase in 2012. BA had initially put a two-year freeze on cabin crew pay in place from 2010.

It includes the restoration of travel concessions which were taken away during the dispute.

BA had also agreed that staff who have had disciplinary action taken against them since the strikes began will have their cases reviewed.

British Airways said it was pleased the threat of further strikes had been lifted and vowed to put the dispute behind it.

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