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Cabin crew set for strike vote

Issue No. 2181

British Airways cabin crew in the Unite union are balloting for strike action over cuts that were imposed on 16 November.

The ballot closes on Monday and, if staff vote in favour of industrial action, the first strike could start a week later on 21 December.

The company has pushed through new contracts that severely attack cabin crew’s working conditions.

Of the 14,000 cabin crew affected, more than 3,000 will move to part-time work and 1,000 are being pushed to take voluntary redundancy.

BA management are talking tough but a big yes vote for strike action may focus their minds on retreating from the attacks.

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Tue 8 Dec 2009, 18:40 GMT
Issue No. 2181
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