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And here’s the latest from Unite:

Unite steps up financial support for BA cabin crew – £700,000 to be raised for fight against cuts

Unite, the union for BA cabin crew, has announced today (Monday) that it will raise £700,000 from Unite’s branches to support cabin crew in their fight to protect standards and jobs at the airline.

The news comes as the cabin crew take their sixth day of industrial action. The funds will be in addition to the money the union is paying to crew in strike pay.

Tony Woodley, Unite joint general secretary said: “This is an unprecedented move and it shows that Unite is absolutely determined to give our members all the support they deserve in winning this battle against the BA bullies.

“We continue to search for a decent settlement in this dispute but cabin crew are not going to be driven back to work for lack of resources.”

The proposal was agreed today (Monday) by the General Executive of Unite. A mandatory 2 percent levy will be placed on Unite’s branches for the next quarter to support the strikers.

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