AB – I fully agree with you and believe the vast majority of cabin crew would agree with you. They do not want to strike.
Am of the opinion the vote is more indicative of their strongly held belief that they cannot trust the BA leadership and despise the way they have been treated especially wrt travel and their reps being targeted. In response they are showing a high level of unanimity.
BA needed to have excelled in communication and employed tactics which would have attracted the majority of the cabin crew to their cause thus isolating the militant few. Unfortunately they did the opposite.
It is understandable that BA sought regime change within the intransigent elements BASSA, however their bungling, maladroit, approach has created martyrs to the regime instead.
As noted earlier, one trait of effective cabin crew is endless patience, the dispute will continue until a fair solution is found and trust restored. Until then, every passenger who fails to book because they wish to avoid uncertainty is bottom line profit lost to the competition.