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BA warns cabin crew over fresh strikes; receives 4500 job applications

30-Jun-2010 11:38 AM

British Airways has warned its cabin crew that they face the risk of fresh legal action or dismissal if they proceed with another round of strikes over summer/autumn 2010 (Financial Times, 29-Jun-2010). The carrier has revealed that 4,500 applicants have formally registered interest in being hired as Heathrow cabin crew since it commenced a recruitment drive last week for 1,250 new staff on reduced salaries at the base.

Ryanair CEO, Michael O'Leary, stated British Airways CEO, Willie Walsh, has done a “fantastic job” dealing with the carrier's striking cabin crew, commenting: “I would have sacked them all long ago” (Financial Times, 29-Jun-2010).