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Fourth strike ballot in two years commences at British Airways

2-Mar-2011 10:27 AM

Unite's general secretary Len McCluskey extended (1-Mar-2011) an invitation to British Airway's new CEO Keith Williams, to meet to discuss solutions to the cabin crew dispute, now in its third year. The offer comes as Unite's approximately 10,000 cabin crew members at the airline begin to vote for strike action for the fourth time in two years. Unite added that Mr Williams has begun his tenure as CEO by "striking a more positive tone with cabin crew".  However, Mr McCluskey also warned Mr Williams that he should "set aside careworn BA lines about running a full flight schedule should industrial action follow this fresh ballot". The ballot commenced on 01-Mar-2011 and closes on 28-Mar-2011. [more]