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It is good to see that under the new branch there will be a rebalancing of union influence so that BA can get on with the running of the business and product development efficiently without undue interference and the union will remain focused on matters of genuine importance to members.

Also the bitter rivalry between BASSA and CC89 has frustrated progress in the past so their dissolution as separate branches is welcome.

It is also good that Gatwick is to get its own branch as they were always overlooked by BASSA and this will hopefully bode well for agreeing on working practices to allow more long range routes to operate from LGW.

Also welcome is that the concept behind the VCC programme will remain and be extended.

The dispute has been tawdry and unedifying but at least there are now signs that some good is to come from it and will make BA a better airline.

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