British Airways Strike

30 March 2011

BRITISH Airways remain optimistic that through contingency plans it has put in place, it will be able to operate as near normal as possible should there be another strike by its cabin crew members.

The UK’s Unite union, representing the majority of British Airways cabin crew, announced on Monday that its members had overwhelmingly voted for future strike action.

In a statement, Unite said that the vote, the fourth official ballot in two years, reflected the “continued resilience” among the crew who were being balloted on a “range of anti-union management measures”, including sanctions applied to some 6 700 crew who took lawful strike action last year.

The airline responded, saying that should another strike take place it would be able to operate a normal schedule at London Gatwick and London City airports and would aim to operate 100% of long-haul flights and the majority of short-haul flights to and from Heathrow.

Oojah Travel Protection will not be able to provide any cover due to cancellations and/or delays following the proposed strike for any policies purchased on/after 30 March 2011 (media warning has been issued).