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Cabin crew prepare for new BA ballot

Issue No. 2207

The Unite union is to ballot cabin crew at British Airways for a third round of strikes.

The 11,000 cabin crew, members of Unite’s Bassa section, have struck for 22 days so far over job cuts.

Bully boss Willie Walsh responded by snatching away travel concessions that some cabin crew rely on to get to work, and victimising union activists.

The new ballot has been called to demand the reinstatement of travel for strikers and withdrawal of unfair disciplinary measures against 70 workers.

Walsh is out to smash the union.

But despite his bravado about keeping flights in the air, the strikes so far have hit BA hard.

Workers should vote yes in the ballot – and the whole working class movement must get behind them.

Watch this site for updates on the dispute

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Tue 22 Jun 2010, 22:49 BST
Issue No. 2207
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