British Airways cabin staff to strike

Following the breakdown of talks to resolve pay and staffing issues, thousands of British Airways cabin staff are set to strike.

The stoppage which threatens to cause travel chaos for the airline’s customers is set to take place on January 29 and last until January 31 according to the Transport and General Workers Union.

The union has announced that a further two, three-day strikes could happen in Februay unless the dispute is resolved.

The dispute revolves around employment regimes implemented by the airline over 18 months ago aimed at reducing the high levels of sickness absence.

Although talks have broken down following the withdrawl from the talks by the union, and British Airways dissapointment that negotiations did not resolve the situation, the airline now has seven days to resolve the situation or face strike action although BA remains commited to the search for a peaceful outcome.

The action has the possibility to cause untold delays and chaos to passengers and British Airways are advising customers booked to fly with the airline to consider changing the dates of their trips.