Aviation

British Airways crew strikes continue

British Airways’ cabin crew have announced plans to strike from March 3 to March 9, where union members of its mixed fleet crew will continue their plight for better pay.

According to Buying Business Travel, the union members announced these strike plans off the back of a four-day strike over pay disputes, which ended on Saturday.

Per BBT, the airline claimed it would announce more details next week after it finalised contingency plans for the strike.

British Airways said, “Our pay offer for mixed fleet crew is consistent with the deal accepted by 92 per cent of colleagues across the airline, most of whom are represented by Unite.

“It also reflects pay awards given by other companies in the UK and will ensure that rewards for mixed fleet remain in line with those for cabin crew at our airline competitors.”

However Unite, Britain’s major trade union organisation, has claimed the airline could “afford” to settle the dispute, according to BBT, with parent company IAG announcing over AU$3 billion of annual pre-tax profit last week.

“Striking mixed fleet cabin crew continue to demonstrate their determination to achieve a fair deal on pay in the face of British Airways’ bully boy tactics,” said Unite national officer Oliver Richardson.

Workers striking over their pay as set by contracts is too low, and, per BBT, refutes the airline’s claim that staff are paid a minimum of GBP21,000 (AUD33959) each year through pay, bonuses and incentives.

Travel Weekly invited British Airways to comment but hadn’t heard back at time of publishing. We’ll update more info for agents and passengers as it unfolds.

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