A group of British Airways cabin crew is to hold another strike running until mid-August which will effectively create a 28-day stoppage.
Members of BA’s “mixed fleet” cabin crew started their latest two-week strike yesterday (July 19) in a dispute over pay and conditions.
Union Unite, which represents 1,400 BA cabin crew, has now announced a further strike from August 2 to August 15, which will roll into the current industrial action.
Unite national officer Oliver Richardson said: “Attempts by British Airways to bribe cabin crew into not striking with a £250 bung represent a crude attempt to sow division and will ultimately fail.
“Such actions by British Airways will only serve to deepen the resolve of our members and the support they are receiving from the public and politicians.
“Covering cabin crew are perilously close to their legal flying times and could ultimately be pushed over the number of hours they are allowed to fly in the next 28 days.”
BA has been leasing aircraft from Qatar Airways to help maintain services during the strike periods.