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It is entirely wrong to say crew have been forced into this situation.

Cabin crew have got themselves into this situation because of their passive and uncritical support of a militant trade union that is hell bent on confrontation with BA. Had crew actually thought for themselves and actually looked at what was going on outside of the BA cabin crew empire and actually listened to BA, they may never have given BASSA the mandate of “no negotiation” which started all of this. The sheet blind faith crew place in BASSA is remarkable and by continuing to give BASSA support with not asking any questions of BASSA nor offering proposals to the BASSA leadership they are no better than the pernicious self serving militants that lead BASSA.

Cabin crew are adults and they need to stop blaming others and looking to others to get themselves out of the hole they have dug themselves into.

Once again, you use weasel words to make the baseless assertion that non union members are not accepting BA’s offer. 9 months ago Willie Walsh told City Investors that at least 900 non union members had accepted BA’s offer.

The VCC programme is a welcome permanent addition to BA’s fleet, providing a flexible multi-skilled workforce and in the long term breaking down silos. Long may it continue.

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