The Unite union has announced four further days of strike action for British Airways Mixed Fleet this month.
The industrial action is scheduled to take place from 0001 on Friday February 17 to 2359 on Monday February 20.
Mixed Fleet crew are currently staging a three-day walkout which ends tomorrow (Saturday February 11), the fourth stoppage in recent months in an ongoing dispute over what Unite describes as “poverty pay”.
“British Airways should focus on addressing poverty pay in its mixed fleet, rather than continuing to waste hundreds of thousands of pounds on chartering in aircraft to cover striking workers,” said Unite national officer Oliver Richardson.
“Despite the bully boy tactics, the threats and the sanctions, our members in British Airways mixed fleet have continued to show great resolve in their fight for better pay. Mixed fleet cabin crew are the future of British Airways and deserve better.
“We would urge British Airways to join us at reconvened Acas talks and negotiate a settlement to avoid the cost and disruption of a further four days of strike action.”
British Airways has released the following statement in response to the new strike dates.
“We have flown all customers to their destinations during the previous strikes by Mixed Fleet Unite and we will ensure this happens again.
“We will publish more details on Tuesday February 14 once we have finalised our contingency plans.
“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.”