BRITISH AIRWAYS STRIKE: CABIN CREW DECLARE NEW 48-HOUR WALKOUT AFTER REJECTING PAY OFFER

[1/3/17]  British Airways cabin crew are to stage a 48-hour strike after rejecting an offer aimed at resolving a pay dispute.

Members of Unite will walk out on January 10, threatening disruption to flights.

The cabin crew were due to walk out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day but the action was suspended after talks at the conciliation service Acas.

 Unite said its members rejected the offer by 7-1.

The dispute involves members of the so-called mixed fleet cabin crew who joined BA in recent years.

Unite accused BA of refusing to extend a previous mandate for industrial action.

National officer Oliver Richardson said: “British Airways is needlessly provoking strike action by refusing to extend the mandate of the strike ballot and allow meaningful talks to take place.

“Instead of listening to why its ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew rejected the offer negotiated at Acas, British Airways has sought instead to try and bully a workforce of young men and women who are trying to eke out a living on poverty pay.