Saturday, 10 June 2017

BA cabin crew strike suspended amid fresh talks

A planned four-day strike by British Airways cabin crew has been suspended to allow fresh talks to be held.
Unite members were set to walk out this Friday over a long-running pay dispute, but negotiations will now be held at the conciliation service Acas.

It is understood Unite is taking legal cases on behalf of 1,400 members who say their travel benefits have been taken away because they took part in previous strikes.

The union says the so-called mixed fleet cabin crew, which joined the airline in recent years, are on lower pay than other staff.
BA says its mixed fleet cabin crew's pay and rewards are in line with staff working for competitor airlines.

New full-time cabin crew staff earn more than £21,000 in pay, allowances, incentives and bonuses in their first year, it said.

SKY    News.