10-Mar-2010 8:41 AM

British Airways and Unite extend talks, but cabin union says walkout imminent

British Airways and its Unite union stated negotiations between the union and the carrier have continued (Tuesday, 09-Mar-2019) in an effort to resolve the cabin crew dispute. It had been hoped to be able to conclude the talks today but both sides have agreed that more time is needed and the negotiations will be resumed again under Trades Union Congress auspices. The union reportedly tabled proposals that include a pay cut in basic salary of approximately GBP7 million p/a and a continuation of the existing pay freeze, saving an additional GBP2 million p/a (Dow Jones, 09-Mar-2010). Unite has ruled out a strike over the Easter holiday period, although the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association cautioned that a walkout is imminent and it is increasingly unlikely that an agreement will be reached (Guardian, 09-Mar-2010). [more]

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