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BA granted injunction against Unite strikes

17 May 2010 by BusinessTraveller

The BA cabin crew strikes due to start tomorrow have been called off after the airline won a last-minute High Court injunction.

In a statement the carrier said:

“We are delighted for our customers that Unite’s plans for extreme and unjustified strike action cannot go ahead.

“We are sorry the court judgment cannot undo the disruption already suffered by some customers who were due to travel during the early days of the union’s industrial action.

“As Unite knew, we had to announce last Thursday the rearrangement of our Heathrow schedule to give customers as much notice as possible about changes to their travel plans necessitated by the strike call.

“Ash disruption permitting, we will aim to restore a full flying programme at Heathrow by the weekend. We will also offer a full programme at Gatwick and London City, as planned.
 
“We hope all sections of Unite, including the leaders of the cabin crew branch Bassa, will take this opportunity to pause and focus on achieving the early and peaceful end to this dispute which the travelling public and all our employees want.”

The strikes were due to run from tomorrow (May 18) until May 22, then from May 24-28, May 30-June 3, and June 5-9.

For more information visit ba.com.

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