Reply To: BASSA/Unite Latest Ballot: Just 43% of BA Cabin Crew Support Action

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

5,811 out of about 13,600 cabin crew (BA has been busy hiring since the previous ballot!) still represents about 43%.

Written Police Cautions for Harassment issued to BA’s Keith Williams last week = 0

Written Police Cautions for Harassment issued to BASSA’s Duncan Holley last week = 1

So who is actually the bully here….

Strike action remains highly unlikely:

Holley: “This is a different phase of the dispute that we are now in, it’s no longer about rushing into strike dates; it is all about sending a message..….You no longer need actual strikes to pressure the company – ballots can have the same effect, since they carry the threat of strikes. It would now appear that a simple, well-placed cross on the ballot paper removes some of the need to actually lose money and stand on picket lines.”

If it does occur no flights from Gatwick or City Airport will be affected, and at Heathrow 100% of longhaul and the majority of shorthaul flights will continue to operate.

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