The dispute has never been about pay – it is another of the smoke and mirrors endemic within BA Krug to influence the press. Cabin Crew offerred to take a pay cut – similar to the pilots but this was rejected. The strike is about BA’s leadership (??) who being totally devoid of emotional intelligence, bully, victimise and intimidate its front line crew.
Unite are perfectly happy to let the myriad of cases against BA take their course through the courts now.
BA has shown itself to be the ultimate abuser of its dominant position. Since Laker, BA has a reputation of engaging in illegal practices hoping to drive the opposition to the wall before the courts can adjudicate on the legitimacy of its actions. It frequently ends up paying hundreds and tens of millions in compensation but by then the opponents are unable to recover. To date, the cost of the recent CC IA is miniscule when compared to the cost/fines BA has incurred resulting from its illegal actions and leadership incompetence – Laker; Dirty Tricks (Virgin); international price fixing; cargo cartel, T5 national embarrassment etc. I just hope the CC survive to receive their compensation as well as retaining their jobs.