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In fact, BA has excellent relations with its other Unions – and has even successfully concluded negotiations direct with Unite (on Terminal Groudn Staff and Pensions) during the course of the Cabin Crew dispute.

It is only the Cabin Crew Branch BASSA which has caused problems, and CC89 was less of an issue until it came under the control of the Socialist Worker Party.

Thankfully, Duncan Holley has now been excluded from negotiations, and progress does seem to be being made with Unite and the focus is now on Unite bringing to heel its errant branches to agree a resolution to this conflict which has gone on far too long, principally because of BASSA’s incompetence and refusal to negotiate.

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