The Unite union has announced a further two weeks of strikes by British Airways Mixed Fleet crew, which will roll into the current period of industrial action.

Striking crew started the latest period of action at 0001 on Wednesday July 19, and it had been due to end at 2359 on Tuesday August 1.

But a further two weeks of strikes will now commence at 0001 on Wednesday August 2, running until 2359 on Tuesday August 15.

Commenting on the new strike action Unite national officer Oliver Richardson said:

“Attempts by British Airways to bribe cabin crew into not striking with a £250 bung represent a crude attempt to sow division and will ultimately fail.

“Such actions by British Airways will only serve to deepen the resolve of our members and the support they are receiving from the public and politicians.

“Covering cabin crew are perilously close to their legal flying times and could ultimately be pushed over the number of hours they are allowed to fly in the next 28 days.

“Rather than spending money on crude bribes and millions on ‘wet’ leasing aircraft to defend its low pay and bullying behaviour, it’s time British Airways started talking about resolving this dispute which will further tarnish its brand.”

British Airways has wet-leased nine Airbus A320 aircraft from Qatar Airways, to help cover operations during the latest strikes.,