BA cabin crew to vote on strike

London: British Airways cabin crew are to be balloted on whether to hold further strikes in a long-running dispute which has already cost the airline some £150 million (€175m), their union said yesterday.

Cabin crew have already staged a series of walkouts over the disagreement which began in November last year when BA announced it was cutting crew pay and reducing staffing.

“BA’s continued hounding of union members leaves us no other option but to conduct a new industrial action ballot,” said Tony Woodley, joint general secretary of the Unite union, which represents 90% of BA’s 12,000 cabin crew.

The union said any strike would not be over Christmas.

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