After Two Years of Acrimony and Strikes, British Airways Reaches Deal With Flight Attendants
May 12th 2011 · 0 Comments
British Airways, Flight Attendants Complete Talks to Resolve Labor Dispute
Steve Rothwell | Bloomberg
May 12, 2011
British Airways’s cabin-crew union said it reached an agreement with management aimed at resolving a dispute over pay, staffing levels and the treatment of strikers that has bedeviled the carrier for more than two years.
The Unite union will recommend that members accept the deal after BA agreed to restore travel perks in full to those who participated in the walkouts, General Secretary Len McCluskey said today at a press conference near London’s Heathrow airport.
British Airways Chief Executive Officer Keith Williams said in March he aimed to end the dispute after succeeding Willie Walsh, who now runs parent company International Consolidated Airlines Group SA. The agreement includes a new working structure which BA has said will slash its cost base.
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