BA takes legal action to halt threatened strike

British Airways launched legal action today in a bid to halt a planned 12-day strike by its cabin crew, which threatens travel chaos for a million passengers from next week.

The airline said its move was aimed at protecting its customers from the “massive stress and disruption” threatened by Unite’s decision to call a walkout from December 22 to January 2.

BA wrote to the union highlighting “irregularities” in its strike ballot, which the company believes renders the ballot invalid.

The airline urged Unite to call off the industrial action by 2pm today but announced it had not done so, adding that it was now seeking an injunction to prevent the strike going ahead.

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