BA agrees, with conditions, to lift crew sanctions
In the latest offer, BA will lift sanctions against strikers, if the union meets certain conditions.
Airport news for Travel,Heathrow on 08/07/2010.
British Airways has made its latest offer in a bid to end months of industrial action by cabin crew. The offer has been distributed to members of the Unite union. A ballot of members must be held by 20 July.
In the offer, the British airline has offered to lift sanctions it implemented against striking crew members but the offer comes with a condition: the Unite union must take a more balanced tone against BA in its press releases. Over months of strike action and negotiations, Unite has issued frequent statements that attack the airline’s activities.
Now, BA is offering to reinstate staff perks it withdrew several months ago, as long as the union co-operates. In addition, the airline is offering a minimum increase in salaries if members agree to accept the offer.
However, BA is now warning that any future industrial action by flight attendants will result not just in perks being withdrawn. British Airways says crew who join strikes in future will also see their pay affected. If union members reject the latest offer, a new round of strikes could start in September.
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