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BA union strikesout Royal Wedding walkout

first_imgTalks between new leaders at British Airways and its cabin crew union have proven successful so far, with Unite agreeing to not hold strikes over Easter and the Royal Wedding. Despite the latest ballot held this year receiving support for further industrial strikes, the group also hinted at holding off walk outs until after the summer season peak, The Telegraph reported.In return for revoking any industrial action over the holiday period, BA granted the union and its members an extra 28 day extension on its strike mandate which was dated to expire earlier this week.Improved communications between the recently appointed BA chief executive Keith Williams and Unite general secretary Len McCluskey is said to have affected the holiday action outcome, according to the source. Both sides are also said to have settled the original dispute concerning work practices, but are holding off completion because the union is still looking for retribution to the action taken out by BA during the original strikes. However, both airlines agreed in a joint statement that they were working towards a “resolution of matters important to cabin crew”.The airline and union said that last year 22 days of strikes cost BA up to £150 million.   Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img

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