BA cabin crew on four-week strike

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SOME British Airways cabin crew are to strike for a further 14 days as part of a prolonged dispute over pay, the Unite trade union said on Wednesday.

The additional industrial action extends a previously announced 16-day walkout which began on Wednesday and means that British Airways ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew will effectively be on strike for the next four weeks.

Members of British Airway’s ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew – those who work on both long-haul and short-haul flights – have been in conflict with the company since last year over wage offers which the Unite trade union has described as ‘poverty pay’.

The mixed fleet staff make up about a third of British Airway’s total cabin crew of around 16,000, although not all members of the crew will take action.

The newly announced action will run from August 2 and August 15.

British Airways has said during previous action that all customers would reach their destinations.

A full schedule will run from Gatwick and London City, while a small number of Heathrow services will be merged.

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