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Cabin crew strikers at British Airways will lose their staff travel perks, the airline has confirmed.
Workers who took part in the recent three-day strike will lose their eligibility for free and discounted flights.
BA said: "Our cabin crew knew that if they took part in the strike they would lose their staff travel permanently. We made this clear in January before Unite's strike ballot began, and reiterated between the ballot result and the first strikes. "Staff travel offers heavily discounted travel to airline employees. This is a non-contractual perk that the company can withdraw at its discretion." Cabin crew union Unite has condemned the move, saying many of the airline's staff "rely on the travel assistance to get to work following BA's decision to close its regional bases".
Unite said: "This is the clearest possible example of BA's bullying and contemptuous approach to its employees. Cabin crew showed last weekend that they will not be intimidated. Unite will challenge this vindictive move in whatever way seems appropriate."