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There will always be scabin crew, or shall I say cowards who are all too willing to extract the benefits of union membership including their agreed salary and terms & conditions and not support their elected representative body. But I, like many on here and all over the country don’t see the need for strikes… Instead balanced negotiation. If this fails which it has historically then so be it.

Voting union membership essentially represents LGW and LHR the former not particularly motivated or affected by the 10 points of this dispute hence refraining from voting (or indeed yes/no). This is not to mention the population of new fleet not represented unite.

Basically, 6000 yes votes represent a huge vocal portion of this eligible work group. Indeed, it’s an enormous group of disgruntled workers and it is pleasing that BA are now jn sustained dialogue with the elected cabin crew representative union body.

The cabin crew department have apparently achieved their cost savings already with the introduction of new fleet etc.. Surely the way forward is clear and should be harmonious?

When we talk of other BA departments making sacrifices let’s not forget it was a rather lowly 67% of BALPA members which agreed to their new pay deal. This was applauded by BA at the time. Say no more.