The head of Unite Union, which represents the cabin crew for British Airways, said workers will more than likely not strike the week of the Royal Wedding.The union added it has no plans to walk off the job in the event a new deal is not hashed out during Easter week. Both weeks would cause travel chaos for many and the union is not looking to have the public turn on them during this heated back and forth with BA.
Next week a ballot of BA cabin crew members will vote on whether or not to take further industrial action. Speaking with the BBC, Unite head Len McCluskey said: “My view is that there’s no likelihood of a strike at the Royal Wedding by British Airways cabin crew.
McCluskey added, “We wouldn’t pick Easter at all. We’ll wait for the outcome of the ballot. We’re still hoping that British Airways management will see sense and try to reach a settlement…if that’s not the case we’ll have to consider what action we can take.”
Last year, BA cabin crew workers went on strike for 22 days, which led to massive financial losses for British Airways. BA’s head Willie Walsh promised customers that service will run normally if any strike action takes place.
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