Lie after lie after lie…
BASSA had every opportunity to negotiate over Mixed Fleet and they squandered it as they didn’t negotiate and then were too busy throwing a hissy fit over “imposition”. Also, none of the lucrative routes (HKG, SIN etc) have gone to Mixed Fleet. It is also tragically ironic that a few years ago BASSA thwarted the introduction of an hourly rate which, as well as resulting in more tax efficient remuneration, would eliminate the current structure of “money” and “charity” trips.
And BA is entirely justified in unilaterally taking action (such as activating the disruption agreement) when BASSA cynically seeks to cause disruption by withholding authorisation.
And 5,800 of 13,500 crew is not 83%.
Never in an industrial dispute has a union lost so many members (at least 3,000) and I expect that once a deal is done there will be at least 1,000 more resignations from BASSA.
BASSA members have had to learn a very hard lesson but BA is not going to put everything on hold every time BASSA throws a hissy fit. Be adults, stop playing the victim, deal with it and move on.