British Airways Cabin Crew to Strike Again This Week, This Time for 3 Days
Some 3,000 British Airways flight attendants are planning to walk off the job on January 19 for three days in an ongoing disagreement over the pay for newer employees.
Unite, the union representing the flight attendants, said the second strike is due to a dispute over what it calls “poverty pay,” as was the first. It cited a recent survey that showed that half of its newer members had to take on a second job to make ends meet.
“British Airways should be under no illusion about our members’ determination to secure a settlement that addresses their concerns over poverty pay,” said Oliver Richardson, a national officer of the Unite union, one of Britain’s largest.
The union’s last strike was on January 10 and 11 and the airline cancelled or merged some 100 flights as a result.
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