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Tom Otley

Thank you so much for so many informed posts on this thread.

We received the following….

Unite Press Release
For immediate use: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Unite questions British Airways’ desire to resolve mixed fleet cabin crew dispute

Britain’s largest union, Unite questioned British Airways’ desire to resolve a long running dispute involving mixed fleet cabin crew when the airline failed to send its key decision makers to talks at the conciliation service Acas today (Wednesday 14 June).

Expressing deep frustration, Unite said it would be writing to British Airways with a final compromise position on the outstanding issue of the sanctioning of striking cabin crew.

Unite, which is pursuing 1,400 legal cases against the airline on behalf of cabin crew who were sanctioned for taking strike action, gave British Airways until noon Friday (16 June) to accept. A failure to do so would result in further prolonged industrial action through the summer months.

Unite suspended a planned four-day strike by British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew to allow fresh talks to be held. Unite members had been due to walkout on Friday (16 June).

Commenting Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett said: “It is deeply disappointing that British Airways failed to send key decision makers to talks at Acas and places a question mark against the airline’s desire to resolve this dispute.

“The use of sanctions by British Airways against striking members of mixed fleet cabin is divisive and, we believe, illegal, which is why we have started 1,400 legal cases.

“A final position of compromise is being given in writing to British Airways for acceptance by noon on Friday. We would implore senior bosses at British Airways to use the next couple of days to reach a settlement and avoid further damaging industrial action.”

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