11-Mar-2010 12:51 PM

British Airways and Unite negotiations fail to reach agreement; no further talks planned

UK Trades Union Congress (TUC) announced British Airways and cabin crew union, Unite, failed to reach an agreement on their final day of talks on 10-Mar-2010. TUC stated both parties will now be reflecting on the position but at this stage no further negotiations are planned. Unite stated BA rejected a “fresh offer”, which would deliver savings of GBP63 million (Bloomberg/BBC News, 10-Mar-2010). Details reportedly included a 2.6% pay cut this year, lower staffing levels on some services and allowance reductions. However, the carrier stated it requires cabin crew pay cuts of GBP1,000-2,700 p/a, and that its own proposals would save it GBP32.5 million. British Airways stated it remains open to negotiations (Associated Press, 10-Mar-2010). [more]