BA Airline Flight Attendents Reject New Pay Offer

Cabin Crew Union rejects new pay offer from British Airways.

Cabin Crew Union rejects new pay offer from British Airways.

The dispute carries on between the Unite union and British Airways Airline.  The result once again looking more favorable for a strike taking place than a resolution.

British Airways Airline and the Unite union for the flight attendants are still not on the same page.  The union voted 67 per cent against taking the offer from the airline, even though it included salary raises for two years straight, 2.9 per cent and 3 per cent respectively.

The vote paves the way for them to take further balloted action.  If this balloted action results in a strike, it could come in the month of September.

Unite postponed a strike ballot last month after the airline tabled the new offer.  At that time the union leadership decided not to recommend whether or not the offer should have been accepted.

The dispute began last year after British Airways made plans to cut cost by limiting the numbers in flight crews.  The situation became elevated after BA decided to withdraw travel concessions from a staff member who went on strike.  The relationship soured even more after BA took disciplining action against the union, including firing several staff members.

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